LAWS

 

Shredding is necessary to protect you, your employee’s privacy, your customer’s privacy and is essential in the prevention of Identity Theft. According to U.S. Government Statistics, Identity Theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in America. Shredding is also required to comply with certain privacy laws. It protects your company and shareholders by safeguarding trade information.

 

There now are laws in place to protect consumers from identity theft. There is FACTA, Credit Report information; HIPPA, healthcare information and Gramm-Leach-Bliley law; financial information.

 

 

A CERTIFICATE OF DESTRUCTION DOES NOT RELIEVE A COMPANY FROM ITS OBLIGATION TO KEEP INFORMATION CONFIDENTIAL

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Any company contracting an information destruction service should require that it provide them with a signed testimonial, documenting the date that the materials were destroyed. The (certificate of destruction), as it is commonly referred, is an important legal record of compliance with a retention schedule. It does not, however, effectively transfer the responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of the materials to the contractor.

 

If private information surfaces after the vendor accept it, the court is bound to question the process by which the particular contractor was selected. Any company not showing due diligence in their selection of a contractor that is capable of providing the necessary security could be found negligent.

 

GOVERNMENT COMPLIANCE

There are many rules and regulations that govern privacy and security when it comes to personal and business information. Listed below are some of the most common. Click on a title to view the details of each . . .

 

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