Small or Large
Shredding sensitive documents/media is a necessary chore for all size business. Let Security Data Destruction take chore off your list of things that need to get done. No matter what industry your business is in, the information you handle will most likely be subject to one or more of these regulations (The Economic Espionage Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, FACTA, Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act, HIPPA, Privacy Act, ID Theft laws, Trade Secret Protection, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), PCI Compliance) There is no reason to risk your business violating one or more of these regulations. Security Data Destruction will design a program to help protect your business from costly fines, potential lost business, employee identity theft, and your/your client’s reputation. We offer both onetime and scheduled shredding services.
Top 5 Reasons to Shred your Business Documents
1. Prevent identity theft
In 2014, about 16=7.6 million U.S. residents over the age of 16 were victims of at least one identity theft incident according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. In order to protect your employees, your customers, and your business, it’s essential that you shred documents when they’re no longer needed. When these documents are still in your possession, it’s important that you store them in a safe and protected location.
2. Protect your customers
Going along with the point above, it’s important that you do everything you can to protect your customers’ identities. Even though you shouldn’t be writing down credit card information, if you do, it’s important that you shred this information right away. The same goes for any documents that have sensitive customer information on it.
3. It’s the law
Legislation regarding information privacy and security is getting more and more rigorous, and it continues to be strictly enforced. Penalties can be severe for businesses that fail to comply with these regulations. You have a duty to protect your customers’ personal and secure information, and if you don’t, you’re at risk of receiving fines for mishandling customer information.
4. Protect your employees
Employees have a legal right to privacy, and they expect that you will keep their personal information safe. Where are you discarding voided checks, old pay stubs, time cards, health records, copies of photo IDs and social security cards? If you’re simply throwing them in the trash can, you’re not doing everything you can to ensure that your employees’ privacy and identity are protected. Shredding these documents is a better alternative to just throwing them away.
5. You’ll save space
Do you really need all of those papers that are piling up in your office? If you have paper taking up coveted “real estate” in your office, consider shredding those documents instead. By shredding all of those unnecessary documents, you’ll create extra space in your office for other, more important things (like that new computer you’ve been wanting).
What else can we shred?
We can also destroy hard drives, CD-ROMs, CD-Rs, DVDs, computer backups, x-rays, videotapes, cassette tapes, product samples, prototypes, uniforms, and ID badges.