SECURED LEGAL DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION
IT’S THE LAW
State and federal laws protecting consumer and patient privacy require businesses to destroy confidential information. Several such laws are listed below.
Economic Espionage Act
Fair & Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA)
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
RECYCLING IS NOT ENOUGH
When you partner with North American Shredding, your company can fulfill its environmental responsibilities as well as its security needs. Waste materials are made thoroughly unreadable and unreconstructable before disposal. Ask your North American Shredding contact about the recycling facilities used in your area.
Traditional recycling companies are not held responsible for the confidentiality of the materials they process. After waste paper is sorted, it can be stored indefinitely in an unsecured location before being sold to the highest bidder. If an audit or legal action reveals that your company only recycles and does not destroy documents, your company can be considered negligent in its handling of private information.