4 Things You Should Be Shredding

You may not realize it, but there are some items being tossed in the trash that could be your personal information and secure data at risk. It’s easy to remember that documents containing private and personal information need to be professionally and certifiably shredded. What about seemingly …Read more

Horror Stories about Improper Document Management (and How to Prevent Them from Happening to You)

How to Save Yourself $800,000 Parkview Health System, a not-for-profit organization serving northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio, recently settled with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for $800,000 over an incident regarding improper document management. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently launched an investigation …Read more

Building a Cost Analysis of Your In-House Shredding Program

Thinking about outsourcing your shredding needs, but you can’t quite make the decision? Many wonder if working with a company like ours is truly the most cost-effective solution. This quick guide can help you make your decision. Start with Equipment Costs: To properly shred any documentation, you’ll …Read more

HIPPA Protects Patient Privacy: How You Help

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act – HIPPA – is a law designed to safeguard patients’ privacy. All “individually identifiable health information” is protected, whether it is in paper or digital format. HIPPA strictly limits disclosure of health records and requires providers to inform patients when …Read more

Benefits of One-Time Document Shredding

One-time document shredding services are designed for businesses or residents that are in need of a single clean-out of their unwanted papers and documents. Whether you are looking for a simple clearing out of a storage area that is cluttered with old papers or have an entire …Read more

FACTA: What You Need to Know About Compliant Shredding

One does not simply shred documents without paying mind as to what they are shredding and why. Often times, people shred documents to ensure that their information, and the information of those that they are responsible for, is kept private, secure, and in the right hands. For …Read more

What Documents Should You Be Shredding?

How to Identify Which Documents to Shred… If you want to be sure that you’re protecting your information, then you need to be sure that you’re shredding certain documents. This principle applies tenfold when you’re responsible for the protection of somebody else’s information. Unfortunately, shredding can’t really …Read more

Document Shredding Tips to Ensure Personal Information Remains Safe

There’s a reason for document shredding, and it’s mainly to be sure that all private data isn’t released to multiple parties. When documents are shredded, personal information can remain private and the risk of identity theft can be kept to a minimum. Whether shredding your documents in …Read more

Reasons for Shredding Documents Instead of Throwing Out

There are all types of things that people have written down and don’t want people reading. Call it paranoia, fear of what other people think, or security and protective measures. Either way, simply just throwing out highly secure and informative documents doesn’t cut it. You’re going to …Read more

FTC Reiterates its Support for Data Security Legislation

The Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress today on the agency’s ongoing efforts to promote data security, and reiterated its support for enactment of a strong federal data security and breach notification law. Testifying on behalf of the Commission before the Senate Judiciary Committee, FTC Chairwoman Edith …Read more