Protect Your Identity
You cannot afford to ignore your old documents or simply throw them in recycling bins. Why did you ask? Because it’s one of the most effective ways to protect individuals and businesses from the extremely negative effects of fraud and identity theft. Consider the following interesting facts you may not have known about your document shredding services.
Protect Your Personal Data
Most identity theft and fraud can be tied to paper information such as a lost or stolen wallet or checkbook, stolen paper mail, fraudulent changes of address, or information taken from the garbage. According to the 2015 BakerHostetler Incident Response Report, 1 in 5 data breaches involve paper records and old documents thrown in the trash.
Trash Is Gold
Trash is considered public property. Identity theft thieves love that. According to the 1988 case, California v. Greenwood, 486 U.S. 35, the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Fourth Amendment found that trash is public property if it’s on the curb. So dumpster divers can use your personal information to gain credit and ruin your credit history.
It Is The Law!
Document shredding is not only important for security and cybersecurity reasons, but it’s also the law. Currently, there are several state and federal laws that mandate that you safeguard all private information regarding your employees and customers. To remain compliant with these particular laws, you must destroy all confidential and outdated business information. It is crucial to protect your business by securely shredding any document that no longer requires storage.
Let’s Make Things Happen
Hire Us to help you protect your old data, medical files, or clients’ records. Our service is HIPAA and SOX-compliant and you will be impressed with our flat rates. Outsourcing your shredding is cost-effective: When you consider employee wages and benefits, then factor in depreciation and maintenance costs on the equipment, it can cost more than $150 per month to operate an office shredder. Plus, professional paper shredding eliminates time-consuming in-house document disposal tasks that eat away at productivity and revenue generation.
Our Shredding Service in Boston MA isn’t just for paper. We will also shred and dispose of your hard drives and computer media. Other industrial paper shredders can shred through rubber bands, staples, binder clips, and hanging file folders.