Document Shredding 101

Why Shred?

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Identity theft and unauthorized disclosure of private information has reached epidemic proportions. According to the Better Business Bureau, last year alone this crime claimed more than 8.9 million victims. But information theft is not just something that affects consumers. The FBI estimates that information theft costs American businesses as much as $24 Billion in losses each and every year.

With over 40 federal laws mandating that all businesses, healthcare facilities and financial institutions protect the confidential information of their customers, clients and patients, it is imperative that you establish a shredding program. Failure to do so can expose your organization to severe fines, bad publicity and lost business.

Click here for a synopsis of the major privacy laws.

What To Shred?

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Here is a list of the type of confidential information that absolutely should be shredded. Protect your organization from security breach now!

Account records and ledgers
Activity sheets
Advertising
Applications
Appraisals
Bank statements
Bids and quotes
Budgets
Business plans
Canceled checks
Client lists
Contact lists
Corporate tax records
Correspondence
Customer records
Disciplinary reports and promotions
Educational reports
Expense reports
Financial statements
Forecasts
Formulas, product plans and tests
General service information
Health and safety reports
Internal reports

Legal Documents
Lottery tickets
Magnetic media
Maps and blueprints
Marketing plans
Medical records
Microfilm and microfiche
New product information
Payroll documents
Performance appraisals
Personnel files
Plastic credit and ID cards
Research and development reports
Sales forecasts
Specification drawings
Strategic reports
Strategies
Supplier purchase orders
Supplier reports
Supplier specifications
Test scores and class rosters
Training information
Treatment programs