Why Shredding Is Essential
It’s crucial to understand the importance of shredding for legal and healthcare offices. With the large amount of documents, these offices produce and the level of confidentiality they require, potential risks and detriments are avoided through shredding:
Avoid Data Breaches
Every year improperly discarded sensitive documents lead to thousands of data breaches. These breaches lead to lawsuits, regulatory penalties, and can heavily damage the reputation of a business. For medical clinics and law firms, preventing data breaches is crucial. Secure document shredding can mitigate the risk through thorough data destruction, whether it’s through onsite shredding or services brought on-site.
Clears Up Space
Eventually, you have documents that are outdated and no longer needed. While avoiding improper disposal is important, storing everything has its limits, and can lead to its own set of risks. Offices have limited space for storage, and confidential files sitting outside of storage spaces can potentially be stolen or looked through by those who don’t have authorized access. Having scheduled shredding services and proper storage consoles for your files can save space as well as protect privacy.
Complies with Laws
Maintaining compliance with privacy laws set in place for certain industries can be time-consuming and oftentimes intricate. Shredding services that follow those guidelines, and have the proper certifications, can help relieve that burden by overseeing document disposal from start to finish. For a certified company like PROSHRED® San Francisco Bay Area, shredding services are transparent and free to witness on-site, and you’re supplied with a Certificate of Destruction after the disposal process for auditing purposes.