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Why Shred

Every business and individual is entrusted with information that must be kept private. Both businesses and individuals have a moral and legal responsibility to safeguard this private information at all times. Failure to do so could result in loss of goodwill, business, income, and may even result in legal ramifications. It is important for all us to know what our risks and liabilities are when disposing of confidential information.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act sets rules for healthcare organizations to securely store and dispose of patient information.

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act requires the financial industry (insurance, banks, securities, mortgage, etc.) to protect client information and requires that institutions disclose their privacy policies to their customers.

Identity Theft
Identity theft is one of the nation’s fastest growing crimes. It is easy to commit. Reversing the damage is very difficult and time consuming. Keep your personal information secure by shredding. Bills, credit card offers, financial statements, etc. should be shredded on a regular basis.

Corporate Espionage
All companies will discard confidential data at one time or another. Customer lists, price lists, sales statistics, drafts of bids and correspondence, and even memos contain information about business activity which would interest any competitor. This information must be protected. Your employees and customers have the legal right to have this data protected.

Dumpster Diving
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that “Dumpster Diving” is legal. The ruling states that once you put your trash on the street, it’s in the public domain.