Who needs to comply with the disposal rule?
The FACTA Disposal Rule applies to most businesses. If you collect personal data from customers or clients, like banking information, credit card numbers, and driver and social security numbers, you must protect their information.
Some businesses that fall under FACTA’s Disposal Rule include:
- Debt collectors
- Government agencies
- Utility companies
- Insurance companies
If you’re unsure if your business falls within one of these categories, it’s best to reach out to your local small business administration office, which can help you with this and other business-related questions.
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The easiest way to comply with the FACTA law is to outsource the destruction of documents with sensitive data to professionals. If you’re in the greater Washington, D.C. area, PROSHRED® Washington D.C. offers secure mobile paper shredding and hard drive destruction services. Locally owned and operated, we help large and small businesses comply with FACTA laws to help protect the data of clients, customers, and employees.
At PROSHRED®, we have NAID AAA certification, which means you will have the third-party assurance that all sensitive data is handled correctly during destruction. In addition, we recommend setting up regular scheduled shredding services to ensure all paperwork is dealt with and destroyed properly.
As a business owner, you owe it to your customers to provide quality service and products and protect their sensitive information. Not only is it good business, but it’s also the law. So contact us today to set up an appointment!