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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

HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY & ACCOUNTABILITY ACT – HIPAA


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.

HIPAA and Small Businesses

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.

How to Be Eco-Friendly: Paper Shredding

When people think about document destruction services, they usually think of identity theft prevention. And yes, that is one of the main benefits of shredding documents, especially when they contain sensitive information pertaining to business finances or medical files. This alone is a great reason to hire a corporate shredding service, which can help guarantee the safety of your business and clients.

Identity Theft Protection: Shred Documents and Beware of Online Scams

Identify theft is a serious issue and happens so much in this country. That’s why document shredding services are extremely important, because they prevent these criminals from accessing your personal and financial information. Unfortunately, these crooks are getting smarter, and they are now surfing social media sites for ways to gain information that can assist them in stealing someone’s identity.

How to Protect Your Identity From Identity Thieves

Every year, 15 million Americans have their identities stolen, crimes which account for upwards to $50 billion in financial losses. And having your identity used fraudulently isn’t just a temporary headache — 70% of identity theft victims have trouble getting rid of, or never get rid of, negative information from their records. This means that they could be passed over for jobs, for home loans, and other opportunities.

What Documents to Keep, Store, or Shred: A Quick and Easy List

With all the different technology available to hackers, identity theft is not a simple threat to protect yourself from. It is incredibly easy for someone to gain important and “secure” information, whether it be via online accounts or simply scanning through your garbage.