Document shredding can be a key part of following state regulations.
In addition to extensive rules and guidelines at the federal level, many states have also instituted efforts to increase consumer privacy and limit identity theft. Which means that in many areas, businesses have an added incentive to make sure their electronic media and paper shredding are being handled promptly and properly.
Most states have laws covering breaches of security involving confidential information stored electronically; some also refer to printed material. By being proactive, and having an effective overall shredding program in place, you can protect yourself and your business from running afoul of these regulations.
There are also states with laws that specifically target the destruction of sensitive documents. Document shredding is often mentioned within the statute itself as a means of secure destruction.
To assist you in understanding your legal responsibilities, we’ve gathered together information on the pertinent state laws in the markets served by A Shred Ahead. Be advised that these laws can be amended or changed, and that additional states may be considering the adoption of similar legislation. Contact your state’s attorney general for current information.
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Personal information usually refers to an individual’s name along with data such as:
- Social Security number
- Driver’s license number
- Account number
- Credit or debit card number
- Security code or password