Find Out How Shredding Can Help You Comply With Federal Law
Concerns about privacy, security, and identity theft have led to a dramatic increase in regulations at the national level. That, in turn, has led to a sharp rise in the requirements placed on many different types of businesses, especially when it comes to document shredding. Information theft is more common than ever, and those who steal this information are finding new, more easily concealed ways of claiming it every day. Retaining the private information of those you serve through your business is just one aspect of what you do, but it’s the main focus of information thieves, so you can bet they’re often a step ahead. Even when you think you’re being secure, you may be vulnerable to theft in ways you never considered.
As a result of how easy it has become to access confidential information, the secure disposal of corporate, customer, and patient information is not always a simple matter. Just wading through the guidelines to gain an understanding of how they relate to paper shredding can be time consuming and confusing. To help, we at A Shred Ahead have compiled the information here to help you get started determining which of the federal acts may have an impact on your business and your shredding needs. You can find more detailed information at the websites for the Federal Trade Commission and US Department of Health and Human Services.
If you do not see the answer you are looking for concerning paper shredding, feel free to contact us. We’re happy to help you locate the answers and solutions you’re looking for to keep your business safe.
Security & Identity Theft Fact Sheets Available for Download:
- The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA)
- The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
- The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Limiting Identity Theft
- The Red Flags Rule
“According to a report of the President’s Identity Theft Task Force, identity theft (a fraud attempted or committed using identifying information of another person without authority), results in billions of dollars in losses each year to individuals and businesses.”
— Federal Trade Commission