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June 30, 2016

Confidential Paper Shredding Guidelines for Businesses

Businesses simply cannot afford to ignore how they protect consumer information, which is safeguarded under various federal accountability and privacy laws enacted within the last fifteen years. Not properly disposing of protected information can expose the organization to threats from the outside and open it up to getting sued or coming under investigation by government authorities for fraud or legislative noncompliance.

Confidential Document Shredding Solutions

Medical, dental, financial, educational and corporate entities are all required to maintain a certain level of legislative compliance for document destruction under federal laws. It’s crucial for your business to stay compliant and ensure your continuity of business operations throughout the year. Accountability is easier to establish and maintain over time by using a business partner with a proven record of confidential and reliable services in the Miami area.

PROSHRED Miami is certified by third party entities and serves as business partner to different kinds of organizations that need to satisfy compliance with federal, state, and local laws regarding protection of consumer information. Whether you are operating a financial, medical, educational, or general business, be careful to use confidential document shredding services to destroy consumer protected information.

Here are some ways that PROShred Miami can benefit your organization with confidential paper shredding:

Medical

All patient records that are verbal, printed, and written contain health information protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). Medical companies can use confidential paper shredding to destroy documents containing personal health information such as:

 

Financial

Companies must destroy consumer checks under Check 21 and destroy all personal information related to consumer reports under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act.

Corporate

Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, U.S. corporations must demonstrate how they are protecting consumer data and preventing accounting fraud by maintaining a policy for records and information administration. Also known as SOX compliance, this is closely tied to shredding of consumer-related information.

Educational

Any organization delivering educational services, including schools, colleges, and universities, must ensure the confidentiality of student records for students of all ages. Students’ educational records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.

Before you trust your legislative compliance to any company, learn about the affordability and convenience of PROSHRED Miami’s confidential document shredding services. We come to your business location and shred documents in a safe and secure manner. It’s easy to schedule our industry-standard mobile shredding services weekly, monthly, or for one-time events – contact us today!

 

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