Laws require it!
Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act: http://business.ftc.gov/privacy-and-security/gramm-leach-bliley-act
Red Flags Rule: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/redflagsrule/index.shtml
Why should you use Shred-A-Way to shred your documents?
Every business has information that requires secure destruction. Every business has confidential information to dispose of at some point. Customer lists, client information, credit card and sales receipts, payroll and personnel records all need to be kept secure. Your customers and employees have the legal right to have this information protected.
Why you should not have employees shred your documents!
Common sense dictates that payroll information and materials that involve labor or legal matters should not be entrusted to lower level employees for destruction. Beyond that, proprietary and competition sensitive information is best protected from them as well. Do you want a disgruntled employee to be able to take your proprietary information to the competition? The only acceptable alternatives are to have the materials destroyed under the supervision of higher–wage upper management, or select a secure paper shredding service and get the job done right.
Recycling is NOT the same as secure destruction!
Do you really want to trust your sensitive information to your local waste disposal company? Recycling services are not designed to provide security, and do not comply with privacy legislation. There are multiple steps in the recycling process and simply not enough built-in security measures to protect against unauthorized access to confidential information.
Did you know that each ton of recycled paper can
- Save enough energy to power the average American home for six months.
- Save 17 trees.
- Save 7,000 gallons of water.
- Save 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.
- Save 380 gallons of oil.