It’s the Law
Beginning with the 1974 Federal Privacy Act, the number of laws requiring businesses to protect personal information has exploded. A catalyst to the proliferation of laws was the 1988 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in California vs Greenwood that affirmed the right to “dumpster dive.” This ruling made it a necessity for every individual and business to shred their paper. Now laws like HIPAA and FACTA have further defined the need to shred. These federal laws along with a score of state ones require all private information from employees and customers to be destroyed prior to disposal.
Shredding Services Save Money
Paper shredding is an easy, straight-forward, and low cost method for destroying information, and it simultaneously reduces costs associated records storage and handling. It’s environmentally friendly, as professional paper shredders reduce paper bits to a pulp and recycle them. Document shredding services cost a few cents per pound, and compared to all the costs associated with data breaches, it’s a cheap form of insurance. Secure containers are free to keep at your office so you can build up your materials and shred on an as-needed basis.
Secure Shredding is Easy
By using a secure shredding service you save employees time so they can focus on their jobs instead of the growing pile of files that need shredding. Having a secure document collection bin and routine scheduled services makes the elimination of important information routine.