One of the most important things you need to look for in a shredding service is compliance with all privacy codes and regulations. Many businesses work with documents and files that contain sensitive information, and improper shredding can not only compromise their information, it can devalue your business, leak future business place, destroy your client’s trust, and rack up an enormous amount of fines that will bury your small business and leave you in the dust. At Shred With Us we offer local document shredding services both on-site and off-site in the states of Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, and are in full compliance with all local and federal laws and regulations pertaining to document shredding and patient privacy.
All of our services are in compliance with HIPAA and all other mandatory laws and regulations:
- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, also known as HIPPA.
- The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003, also known as FACTA.
- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, also known as FERPA.
- The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, also known as RCRA.
- The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, also known as GLB.
- The Privacy Act of 1974.
Consequences of Non-Compliance
Non-compliance with Federal laws and regulations from your shredding service will net a world of consequences for both you, your business, and your client. Leaking sensitive information puts your customer’s data at risk of theft. Everything from names, addresses, phone numbers, to credit card numbers, social security numbers, and sensitive passwords. If this information is leaked and used for illicit purposes you could permanently damage your client’s trust and your company’s reputation. Once your company’s reputation is compromised, new clients will be leery of using your services and existing stockholders will back out and start selling stock in your company. This doesn’t even scratch the surface of the financial hardships you could face by not using a reputable shredding service. For example, those who do not follow FACTA guidelines for document destruction could face fines as much as $1000 to $2500 per record. I’m sure you could imagine the amount of damage that could be done from just one data breach, as improperly disposed records could be collected in the hundreds and thousands.
At Shred With Us we offer multiple discreet means of disposal for both physical and digital documents. We are always sure to stay in compliance with all Federal laws and regulations to ensure the safety of both you and your clients. Contact us anytime 888-297-4733.