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What Kinds of Companies Need to Hire a Shredding and Destruction Provider?
Types of businesses that should partner with a shredding provider
As a business owner or the manager of a company, it’s important to consider the safety and security of your documents, your data and your network. If you’re handling your shredding in-house and wondering if this is the safest and most secure way, here’s a guide to help you decide whether or not your company needs a professional shredding and destruction service.
You’re a Healthcare Provider or a Facility Bound by HIPAA Rules
As a healthcare provider or an organization that stores people’s health records, it’s not only your duty to protect this confidential information, it’s also required by HIPAA regulations. It’s critical that you are compliant with laws regarding Personal Health Information (PHI), including the storage and destruction of records to ensure the protection of patient’s privacy.
Non-compliance could put you and your organization at risk for hefty fines and other penalties.
Your Company Stores Client Financial Information
Banks, credit card companies, financial institutions and other organizations that maintain client financial data including social security numbers, credit card numbers, loan or bank account numbers and more are bound by federal mandates to protect this information. If your company is required to follow regulations set forth by the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
(FACTA) or by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, you must ensure that you are following the guidelines of storage and disposal and that any documents containing sensitive information cannot be breached.
Your Company’s Storage Capacity is Limited
Many companies store large amounts of files and paperwork onsite and this can become a security hazard, especially if there is no way to limit access to the area. If your organization is maintaining client records or numerous files that contain confidential information in open or common areas within the workplace, you are risking a data breach which could affect your business’ reputation and your bottom line.
You’re Shredding Your Own Documents
If you are shredding your own documents in-house or have staff members shredding documents, you need to be aware of the security risks this entails.
For one, retail shredders simply shred documents into strips making it easy for ID thieves to reassemble and gain access to confidential information. Also, shredding on your own means that a staff member has to take time out of their work day to perform shredding, decreasing productivity and increasing the risk of company data falling into the wrong hands.
Hiring a professional shredding and destruction service will not only save you time and money, it can ensure that you’re doing all that you can to protect your company’s private information and that of your clients. A data breach can cost a company millions of dollars and damage their reputation, a result that can have lasting effects.
All Points Mobile Shredding is a family-owned and operated company located in Stuart, Florida. We provide shredding and destruction to residential and commercial customers throughout South Florida, from Broward County all the way up to Okeechobee County. Give us a call or fill out this form to learn more.
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