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Take a Vacation from Clutter with ProShred

Summer is here, and many people have vacation plans. While some getaways require getting on a plane, there’s one type of vacation you can easily accomplish without going anywhere—a vacation from paper clutter. Shredding confidential documents using an office shredder can be tedious, costly, messy, and inconvenient. When you or your employees are responsible for…

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Make Shredding Part of Your Spring Cleaning Routine

Warm weather is right around the corner, and for many that means it’s time to start cleaning and organizing to get a fresh start for spring. The urge to purge has gotten an extra boost this year from the popularity of Marie Kondo, a Japanese organizing consultant whose KonMari decluttering method has captured the attention…

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To Shred or Not to Shred This Tax Season

Tax season is upon us, and it’s the perfect opportunity to get your files in order and get rid of documents you no longer need. But which documents should you keep and which can you shred? Tax Returns & Documents Federal law requires that you keep copies of your tax returns and all supporting documents…

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Why Commercial Paper Shredders Aren’t Good Enough

When you have documents that contain sensitive personal or business information, it’s important to protect the security of that information and prevent unauthorized access by shredding documents rather than throwing them into the garbage can or recycle bin. The question is: is using a consumer-type paper shredder to shred your documents good enough? The answer,…

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Celebrate Data Privacy Day with ProShred!

Are you keeping your data safe? With international Data Privacy Day taking place on January 28, 2019, now is the perfect time to assess your efforts and make sure you are doing everything you can to keep any confidential information safe, secure, and out of the hands of people who would misuse it. Data Privacy…

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How to Maintain Compliance When Shredding Medical Documents

Medical documents contain a wealth of personal and sensitive information, including protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII) such as demographics, financial information, diagnoses, treatment information, and more. To protect this sensitive patient information, the HIPAA Privacy Rule requires that all covered medical entities—including doctors’ offices, hospitals, walk-in clinics, pharmacies, assisted care facilities,…

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7 Things in Your Mailbox That Can Be Used to Steal Your Identity, and 11 Ways to Protect Yourself

Identity theft is a serious problem, and it’s getting worse. According to Javelin’s 2018 Identity Fraud Report, identity fraud enabled criminals to steal $16.8 billion in 2017. Almost 17 million U.S. consumers experienced identity fraud in 2017, an 8% increase over 2016. While many of those instances used information obtained through online data breaches, good…

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8 Less Obvious Things You Should Be Shredding

We all know we should be shredding documents that contain personal or financial information, such as bank and credit card account numbers. But sensitive personal information is also lurking in some surprising places, like personal letters, junk mail, travel documents, and more. Here's a full list of things you should be shredding to keep yourself…

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In Colorado, Shredding Isn’t Just a Good Security Practice, It’s the Law

As in many states, Colorado businesses, legal offices and medical practices are legally required to protect against data breaches, and in some cases notify residents if their personal information has been compromised. Here's what the law requires and how you can be compliant. Federal Laws There are several federal laws in place that give specific…

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With Home Offices Growing in Number, Are You Keeping Your Documents Safe?

By now you might have started to get an understanding for concerns regarding information privacy and security. The exposure of confidential information can be detrimental to not only individuals, but to your business as a whole. The reality is that information breaches can occur anywhere, including at home. With the increased…

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