Shredding to Comply with HPAA, FACTA, & GLBA
A Shred Ahead specializes in serving all types of customers in a broad range of industries, including those governed by key state and federal regulations related to securing sensitive information. These include customers in the medical, healthcare, legal, insurance, financial, and retail industries, among many others. Our trusted local teams have decades of experience navigating these complex legal landscapes, so we’re your ideal partner for the compliant protection of your sensitive information. Just reach out to your local A Shred Ahead team, and we’ll handle the rest.
So, what are HIPAA, FACTA, and GLBA, anyway? How do these regulations affect you and your business? Why should you partner with A Shred Ahead to help ensure your compliance? Just read below for a little further information about these laws.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996 to help eliminate fraud and abuse in the health insurance industry. The law states that all U.S. healthcare organizations must maintain reasonable protections to prevention the improper use or disclosure of certain protected patient health information. The A Shred Ahead team has a trusted secure file shredding process that ensures HIPAA compliance. We’re also pleased to provide all the documentation needed to keep your records up-to-date. We at A Shred Ahead consider ourselves partners in keeping these businesses secure, and we’re very well-versed in federal and state regulations. When you work with us, you can bet you’re getting a team that’s going to be careful and thorough, so as not to compromise the information you give us in any way.
The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) was signed into law in 2003 to help prevent consumer fraud and identity theft in retail and other financial transactions. Organizations that allow customer data to be compromised are subject to legal actions from the government as well as potential legal damages directly from the victims. This means that the failure to comply with FACTA carries huge financial risks, not to mention the threat of permanent damage to a company’s reputation. The A Shred Ahead team is highly experienced in helping our customers keep up with their FACTA compliance, including providing all necessary documentation.
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), also known as the Financial Services Modernization Act, requires all types of financial institutions to maintain a robust information security program. Since 2001, this has included the compliant destruction of outdated documents and records. Organizations must protect their customers’ sensitive information by destroying their outdated records properly. That’s where A Shred Ahead comes in. We have the GLBA experts you need to maintain your compliance, and we’ll even be sure to provide all of the relevant documentation you need to avoid penalties and ensure your peace of mind.