The Law Does Require Shredding

Being wrong is ok. Reporting something that is wrong is not.

Alan Cohn of ABC Action News is running a report on identity theft. He reported that a great deal of information is in the trash ,true. He said that much of it was in the dumpsters for businesses and medical practices, also true.

Then he reported that no law requires a business to shed personal information, false.

While Florida may not have a state law there are several federal laws. The primary ones are FACTA and HIPAA. But there are more document destruction laws.

Next time Alan should try more than one phone call.

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