It’s widely known that identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes nationwide. Although most companies conduct a majority of their business electronically, most identify theft still occurs due to paper copies falling into the wrong hands. It’s important that you understand your legal obligations concerning the confidential information you handle and at Shred King, we want to help you safely store and dispose of sensitive documents properly.
What Should Businesses Shred?
Both your customers and your employees have the legal right to have their private, confidential information protected. If your business collects and maintains paper copies of sensitive information, you can’t just throw these documents in the trash. Documents in a dumpster or paper recycling bin are fair game to anyone who finds them and can cause a major breach of security. When in doubt, shred any documents with personal, financial or medical identifiers, including:
- Private Contact Information
- Copies of Photo IDs
- Copies of Social Security Cards
- Documents with Signatures
- Account Numbers
- Credit Card Slips
- Sales Receipts
- Bank Statements
- Tax Records
- Employment Records
- Employee Pay Stubs
- Employee Time Cards
- Canceled or Voided Checks
- Health Records
Legal Implications of Mishandled Information
As a business owner, it’s not only your professional responsibility, but also your legal obligation to ensure confidential information is disposed of properly. Government regulations and legislation regarding information privacy and security is strictly enforced and gets more rigorous each year. There are numerous information destruction laws in place to protect consumers. Your business could incur severe penalties, if you fail to comply with these regulations and mishandled data could result in stiff fines for each compromised record why is why document shredding is crucial.
How We Can Help With Your Lynn, MA Document Shredding Needs?
We help you protect your customers, your employees and your business from confidential information leakage. Although Shred King isn’t located in Lynn, Massachusetts, we do serve nearby communities like Lynn, MA. As Boston's premier Shredding Company we’ve been awarded the highest security rating, “AAA Certified” by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) for both on-site and off-site shredding.
Lynn, MA On-site and Off-site Shredding
Our on-site shredding service offers the highest level of information security by shredding your confidential materials at your location. The process is completely automated and you can view the whole process. Our off-site shredding is also a highly secure shredding process with a uniformed driver securely transporting your documents to a plant facility where they’re shredded under video surveillance.
Paper Shredding Solutions For Your Business
Using our efficient document shredding solutions ensure confidential paper copies are securely handled. We significantly reduce the risk of confidential information disposal while providing added assurance that chain of custody is unbroken. We give you peace of mind that legal obligations to keep confidential information safe during storage, shredding and disposal are fulfilled with our certificate guarantee.