Why You Need Data Destruction

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Have you ever truly stopped to consider how much of your information is floating around out there on paper? Your address, your phone number, your email address. Credit card statements, bank statements, and all manner of subscriptions and services that reach out to you monthly. Alone, this information isn’t worth much, but for criminals who are dedicated to searching, they can piece together quite a bit about you upon gathering a few of these pieces. This information can be used to attack you with credit fraud or even full-scale account takeovers. It is for this reason that having a robust collection of certifications is necessary for any serious data/document destruction company that wants to do business.

Why Are Safety Compliance Certifications Necessary?

The most basic and straightforward reason is to protect the consumer’s information and privacy. Following that reason is the necessity and requirement that businesses’ are expected to hold these certifications and be responsible for keeping them renewed. A company that doesn’t stay compliant with shredding laws is liable to incur fines and be responsible for legal troubles that may follow suit if it comes to light that your company or business had a hand in mishandling information which caused a leak or is the source of fraudulent activity. On top of all of that, businesses’ that don’t have these certifications will always have a worse reputation than those do, nobody wants to take a chance with their sensitive information on a company that can’t bother to stay compliant with safety regulations and laws.

Now, the question of practicality is at hand: isn’t it a bit much for all businesses that deal with a lot of paperwork or handle consumer information to keep all of these certifications on hand when handling document destruction within the company? Exactly! It is a lot, and many companies do not opt to shred documents in-house for this reason. There is a huge peace of mind that comes with outsourcing this very important task to companies such as Shred With Us, who can dispose of large quantities of documents and do so in a compliant fashion.

What Certifications Does Shred With Us Have?

We are happy to say that we have a diverse range of certifications that instill a sense of confidence in our customers who know that when we handle their documents they never have to worry about incurring fees or being held legally responsible for non-compliance. When it’s handed over to us, it’s a done deal!

Certified Green Internationally

First and foremost, we are certified in handling documents and disposing them in an environmentally sustainable way. Not only are we dedicated to being a green company in how we conduct our business, but also in how our business operates in terms of energy needs.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Shred With Us is a member of the ACFE, as such, we are certified in the detection and prevention of fraud in our domain. ACFE is the largest anti-fraud organization in the world and is the leading provider of anti-fraud education and training. It has more than 85,000 members.

JCAHO Security Accreditation

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations is a nonprofit organization based in the US that accredits healthcare organizations. We have met their standards for being a qualified security specialist in the healthcare realm and as such meet the requirements of being HIPAA compliant.

CPP & CIPP Accreditation

The CPP and CIPP accreditations are highly reputable and sought after accreditations in the security world. CPP stands for Certified Privacy Professional and Certified International Privacy Professional, respectively. To be in possession of these accreditations is a statement saying that you have a foundational and up to date understanding data and privacy protection, as well as jurisdictional laws and regulations. All of this is to say that no matter where you come from, know that if you’re our client, we’ll have a good bead on what your local or state government requires of you to do when it coems to handling sensitive information.

Secure Document Disposal in Columbia, SC

If you’re looking for a paper shredding company that has all of the necessary accreditation along with years of experience, look no further! Shred With Us uses state of the art technology and protocols to keep yours and your customer’s information out of the hands of criminals. We are the best at what we do, and as such, are clients range from private and public businesses all the way to organizations such as the Federal Reserve Bank, the U.S. Department of Justice, Secret Service, IRS, and DoD (Department of Defense).

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