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Protecting the Private Information in Your Medical Documents

When you entrust your medical provider with your private health information, it’s natural to expect that this information will be kept confidential. Unfortunately, there have been several recent cases in which patient privacy has been violated. In some cases, patients’ medical records have been accessed without their permission. In other cases, sensitive information has been

7 Data Protection Strategies For Your Workplace

In the modern workplace, data protection is essential. With sensitive information being passed between employees and clients on a daily basis, it’s important to have strategies in place to ensure that this data stays safe. These strategies should be put in place for both physical and digital documents. To help you protect your company and

Guide to HIPAA-Compliant Healthcare Record Shredding

Ensuring that files are properly disposed of is important for every organization and all private citizens. No one understands this more than those handling protected health information (PHI) in the medical field. Healthcare providers are subject to severe fines and possible legal action should they breach the stringent rules and regulations laid out by the

Kickstart Your Spring Cleaning With a Clean Desk Policy

Spring is an ideal time to start fresh with a “clean desk policy”. Whether your company utilizes private or shared offices or even a cubicle arrangement, a clean and organized workspace has been shown to be highly beneficial for both team members and management, as well as clients. According to a poll by the National

How Do I Destroy Large Amounts of Paper?

Both large corporations and individuals amass large amounts of paperwork throughout the year. All of these documents contain varying degrees of confidential and sensitive information, and therefore must be kept for differing amounts of time. Once it is time to dispose of these documents, it’s imperative to choose the best way to securely dispose of

How Scheduled Shredding Can Help Your Business

Regardless of size or industry, businesses are bound to accumulate a substantial amount of paperwork. Some of these documents do not contain sensitive information and can be tossed directly into a trash can or recycle bin. However, when you have files full of private data that must be protected, you will need to find a

Mobile Hard Drive Shredding: What You Need to Know

Proper data destruction is necessary for any business that stores private and personal information on its computer systems. Due to a rise in data theft via digital means, it’s important to make sure your company is prepared to fight off hackers and thieves, and simply deleting files from a computer or erasing them from a

Employees Working Remotely? Get Home Office Paper Shredding

While workplaces have been slowly making the shift toward remote work for several years, recent global events mean more people are working from home than ever, and experts predict the trend could continue. For employees outside of the traditional workplace, the shift to working alone in a home office often comes with a steep learning

What are the 5 Benefits of Hiring a Mobile Shredding Truck Service?

Every business needs to print important documents on a daily basis. As time passes, these documents become obsolete, and so they are replaced in an endless cycle that leaves you and your employees with mountains of old files. Disposing of these documents can seem like a daunting task. You may not have time to shred

What to do if there is a Security Breach

On July 29th, 2019, Capital One announced that there was a data security incident. This breach affected at least one million of its customers. While this breach was bad it pales in comparison to the Equifax breach of 2017 which saw hundreds of millions of individuals data leaked. Unfortunately, in 2019, this is not surprising

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