- Avoid increasingly aggressive state and federal sanctions by securely shredding all confidential information.
- With identity theft and corporate espionage as the fastest growing forms of fraud, General Shredding’s secure destruction solutions are vital to your company’s reputation and bottom line.
All businesses must comply with laws designed to protect individual and customer privacy or face increasingly aggressive sanctions, including:
Fair and Accurate Transaction Act (FACTA)
FACTA was designed to reduce the risk of consumer fraud and identity theft. FACTA applies to any person or company that possesses or handles personal information utilized for a business purpose. Any business that collects and maintains consumer information must properly destroy that information before discarding it.
Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
HIPAA requires healthcare organizations to maintain reasonable and appropriate technical and physical safeguards to prevent intentional or unintentional use or disclosure of protected health information. Protected information includes patient medical records, patient logs, insurance, billing and other personally identifiable health information. On-Site Shredding is named as an acceptable practice for destroying personally identifiable health information.
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
GLBA requires financial institutions to protect the privacy of consumer information and requires companies to give privacy notices that detail information sharing practices. Specifically, the GLBA Safeguards rule states that financial institutions must took proper steps to protect and destroy confidential information.
AVOID IDENTITIY THEFT! DESTROY YOUR DOCUMENTS & YOUR HARD DRIVES!