Why must my business shred it’s sensitive documents, data and media?
The answer is simple: It is required by law, and failure to do so/breach of any sensitive information can result in fines up to $250,000.
Every year, U.S. businesses and individuals lose billions of dollars to corporate fraud, identity theft and espionage. Most companies spend millions of dollars protecting confidential information. However, when no longer useful, that same information ends up in a trash can or a recycling bin where it is legally available to anyone.
Can you imagine having to reveal to your customers or to your employees that their personal information has been compromised due to a breach in your company’s security?
Without proper safeguards, you can unwittingly expose your business to the risk of criminal and civil prosecution and fines, up to $50,000 ($250,000 in the medical field), as well as the costly loss of business or business ideas.
What To Shred?
Every business, regardless of size or industry/specialty, produces proprietary and confidential information. From payroll/employee data to your customer’s information, medical records to tax records, X-Rays to blueprints – if you are in business, you are producing confidential documents and sensitive information which must be properly destroyed.
For our residential customers, securely and properly destroying your personal and sensitive information, such as outdated tax returns, credit card bills, cancelled checks/banking details, is the most important step to preventing and eliminating identity theft.
Whether you are a commercial, small business or residential client of DataShredder, you will enjoy the same Peace of Mind Assurance as all of our valued customers: the security that comes from knowing your confidential information will not fall into the wrong hands.
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A sample list of materials considered to be confidential information:
- Personnel Files
- Payroll Records
- Client/Customer Account Records
- Credit Card Receipts/Account Numbers
- Bank Documents
- Canceled Checks
- Financial Statements
- Tax Records
- Legal Documents
- Medical Records
- New Business Bids
- Competitor Data
- Obsolete Contracts Stop Identity Theft with DataShredder
- Official Notices
- Marketing Materials
- Outdated Business Records
- Customer Information
- Diligence Files
- Insurance Documents & Records Planning Documents
- Intellectual Property
- Price Lists
- Internal Memos
- Purchase Records & Receipts
- Inventory Data & Lists
- Sales Forecasts
- Training Information
- Industry Specific Research
- Any media containing any of the above information
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Our Services Include:
- On and off site document destruction
- On and off site hard drive destruction
- Computer recycling
- Scheduled shredding service programs
- One time or yearly office purges