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7 Tips To Secure Your Business Data From Identity Theft

Identity thieves can attack your business from inside or outside. Someone could lift documents left on a desk, hack into your network, or an employee could make copies of employee and/or customer information, and use it or sell it. Protection from identity theft means that you destroy data when it’s no longer relevant and keep data under lock and key.

Recurring vs One-Time Shredding Service: Which One Is For Me?

Shred America provides shredding services for businesses and individuals. You can choose from recurring shredding or one-time shredding. How do know know if recurring scheduled shredding or one-time shredding is for you? It depends on how many documents you have, and whether you are a business or an individual. It also depends on the amount of files you have to get rid of.

How Does Hard Drive Shredding Work: Hard Drive Destruction Explained

When it's time to get rid of an old computer, whether you are a business or an individual, you need to take steps to secure the hard drive.  That means ensuring it's completely destroyed so that less than honest people are not able to get your personal or work information from the drive.  It's time for hard-drive destruction services.

Data Security: The Texas Identity Theft Enforcement and Protection Act

HB 4390 amends the Texas Identity Theft and Protection Act with two major changes that took affect Jan. 1, 2020. Those who suffered a breach need to send notices to the consumers who were affected and the Texas Attorney General within 60 days of learning of the breach. And, if a breach affects more than 250 Texas residents, the company or individual that suffered the breach must notify the Texas Attorney General.

Taxes Filed? Tax Documents You Should Keep And What To Shred

Once you separate the tax documents and supporting evidence you need to keep and destroy, you’ll need shredding services to ensure that those documents are shredded and recycled so that no one can put them back together. Many people believe that companies like Shred America only services businesses, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Our services include one-time shredding services, residential shredding and a document drop-off program so that individuals can safely discard confidential information such as tax records.

Data Security: How To Keep Your Personal Information Safe In 2020

Your confidential information is all over the place. It’s kept digitally for a certain amount of time, and on paper, also for a certain amount of time. Companies who keep your information have to stay up to date with the rules and regulations of keeping your data safe and destroying the data when the company no longer needs it. Data encryption, being careful who you share your information with, and making sure you are not taken in by a scam are ways to protect digital information. However, many people still use paper to store information, and it is just as important that you, and businesses you share your information with, know how to dispose of confidential information.

What HIPAA Means For Your Business


HIPAA was enacted in 1996 and provides data privacy and security provisions in order to safeguard medical information. HIPAA falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is broken down into 5 rules.

How to Safely Dispose of Medical Records

Your patients trust you and your staff to keep their medical records completely confidential. Unfortunately, many medical care facilities do not handle their records disposal the right way, and their patients lose their trust in their healthcare providers. It is estimated that 160,000 patients have had their confidential medical information breached since 2009 because the facility did not correctly dispose of the records.

Shredding Laws: How Can HIPAA Effect Your Small Business?

Want to know a quick way to receive a $50,000 fine (or more) for your business? It’s easy; don’t take the necessary steps to eliminate confidential client information, and wait to see what happens.

This is not a step-by-step guide for how to close up shop, mind you, but rather a warning as to what could happen if your firm is not doing everything in its power to handle records.