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How Remote Employees Can Stay Compliant with Mobile Shredding

Working from home can be beneficial for those employees, but only if there are secure work from home protocols in place. There are different regulations based on the state of the business that must be followed even if the employee is in a different state. Additionally, companies must be careful to not violate any of the laws governing keeping sensitive data safe.

Tax Season Extended: How Long Should You Keep Tax Returns

After completing your taxes, you might be tempted to throw your tax records and old tax returns away. However, you should keep them since you might need them if the Internal Revenue Service ever audits you. Additionally, you might need information from the previous year's tax return to do the current tax return. In some cases, you might need information from two or three years back.

Prevent Data Breaches with Hard Drive Destruction

Have you ever wondered what happens to hard drives once you switch computers? What about if your hard drive crashes? Where does it go? In most cases, the owner took it through a hard drive destruction process where the hard drive isn’t just wiped clean but is also shredded to pieces. There’s no need to wonder what to do with old hard drives when there are reliable hard drive destruction services available.

Ready to Return to the Office? Ensure you Have a Document Disposal Plan in Place

As things get back to normal and people start returning to the office, maintaining data confidentiality will be at an all-time high. Having document disposal protocols in place enhances data security while giving staff a guide to follow when using document destruction shredding services. A mobile shredding option can also assist with confidential document destruction of items that have been collected over the time employees were working from home.

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.