Even if you are shredding documents at your office, and the employees are doing a good job, you have no proof it is happening consistently. Besides, you have no receipt of the various compliances that saves you from liability risks. Thus, hiring a certified vendor such as Data-Struction makes shredding easy and effective and provides a compliance record to avoid expensive penalties.
Today, it is more critical than ever to protect unwanted yet confidential client data. And there are numerous ways to get rid of this sensitive information.
But you can be held liable if the improperly discarded material causes harm to anyone. For this reason, security shredding is recommended for safely and confidentially handling sensitive documentation.
But why choose to shred?
- Many privacy compliance laws mandate shredding, or you can face steep fines
- It saves both clients and business from identity theft and other fraud
- The company exhibits the highest ethical standards
- It keeps you from losing your trade secret rights in court
- If security shredding isn’t part of your core competencies, your organization’s and client’s confidential information is at risk.
SHREDDING FOR HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE
Protecting medical documents is a serious business. It doesn’t just pertain to retaining those records safely but also destroying them once the purpose is served.
Authorities are getting more proactive in securing document destruction while imposing hefty non-compliance penalties. Improper disposal reveals personal and corporate details, putting the future at risk.
The consequences can be devastating, and we don’t want you to be a victim of identity theft or other fraudulent activities.
You must be familiar with 1996 HIPAA regulations for protecting your patient’s PHI. Here at Data-Struction shredding service, we help you remain compliant with the following federal and state privacy legislation:
- Economic Espionage Act
- Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) of 2003
- Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999
- New York State Information Security Breach And Notification Act
- Corporate reporting for public companies
- Financial institutions
- Possession and compilation of consumer information
- Protecting Trade Secrets
Please note: This information is provided as a guide and not as legal advice.
Recycling confidential documents helps protect your business reputation and the planet’s future. If you are safety and environment conscious, you might want to consider recycling services. It helps:
- Lower your carbon footprint
- Reduce de-forestation
- Reduce solid waste stream
- Save water & energy
But to shred or to recycle? Fortunately, you don’t have to choose between the two. At Data-Struction Inc., we can provide both services to get rid of your confidential waste and comply with various privacy legislations.
When you partner with Data-Struction, you choose to Go Green. Data-Struction saves one tree for every 200 pounds of paper recycled at our facility.
Your confidential documents are shredded with security shredding, put on containers, and sent to pulping mills nationwide. Recycled paper is then used for making numerous commercial products.
Get in touch with us to know how we can help you make a difference in your processes while saving the planet.