Why Shred?

SHRED FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS

  • To protect your customer’s privacy and to prevent identity theft
  • Obey laws requiring shredding
  • Protect employee privacy
  • Protect your company and shareholders by safeguarding proprietary trade information

SHRED THE RIGHT WAY

  • Shred regularly
  • Use one single contractor for all of your shredding requirements
  • Treat all documents equally – shred everything
  • Have a destruction policy

In response to improper disposal of consumer information, the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act [FACTA] has been made law.

FACTA:

  • Applies to every person and business in the United States
  • Requires the destruction of all consumer information
Additionally, healthcare records are protected under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act [HIPAA].

HIPPA:

  • Requires destruction of all health information that identifies individuals
  • Prevents abuse and unauthorized access to personal health information
  • Enforced by the US Office of Civil Rights
  • Imposes severe penalties to violators