What is HIPAA-Compliant Destruction?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enacted in1996 requires healthcare providers and their business associates to implement physical, administrative and technical safeguards for protected health information (PHI). Twenty years later, the law retains its significant impact on the way businesses handle, transmit and dispose of medical records and data. In this blog, we…

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Document Shredding Facts You
Need to Know

The increase of identity theft means it’s more important than ever for businesses to understand the importance of document shredding. Unfortunately, not every document shredding method protects the privacy of your information. Here are the facts you need to know .  In-House Shredding is Risky There are many things that can go wrong when you…

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What Are the Top Benefits of Mobile Shredding?

It’s becoming more common to see mobile shredding vehicles on the road. There’s a good chance you may have even come across one in your office complex parking lot. It’s no coincidence; mobile shredding offers a host of business benefits. Here we highlight some of the advantages that mobile shredding offers your company.  Reliable Fraud…

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What a Scheduled Shredding Program Can Do for Your Business

With a scheduled shredding program, you hire a professional document destruction company to collect the out-of-date documents from your business and either shred them on-site with a mobile shredding truck or offsite at a shredding plant. This type of service can benefit your business in many ways. In this blog post, we describe the most…

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Steps To Take If Your Identity Is Stolen

Imagine logging into your bank account only to find a zero balance, or opening up your credit card statement to discover a list of unauthorized charges. Hopefully, you’ll never have to experience that kind of shock, and count yourself amongst the millions of Americans affected by identity theft. If it does happen to you, don’t…

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An Overview of Privacy Laws That Demand Secure Information Disposal

Businesses that handle confidential information must understand privacy laws written to protect consumers, patients and employees. Several well-known federal regulations mandate privacy protection standards for the disposal of financial, medical and consumer information. Here’s an overview of the privacy laws that may affect your business: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Enacted in…

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5 Ways to Prevent Identity Theft and Fraud in Your Small Business

No organization is immune to identity theft and business fraud risks. In the past, only large corporations were targeted by criminals. Now, small businesses and “mom and pop” stores are having their personal and financial information stolen at an alarming clip. Here are five ways to gain an upper hand on identity theft and business…

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The Right Way to Dispose of
Legal and Medical Records

As a doctor or lawyer, you are a trusted resource for your patients or clients. They trust your expert medical treatment or legal advice. Along with that trust comes the responsibility of protecting your clients’ privacy. In legal terms, this is referred to as “attorney-client privilege.” In the medical world, patient privacy is regulated under…

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HIPAA Isn’t Just for Doctors: Is Your Business Compliant?

Enacted over 20 years ago, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires health care providers to adhere to stringent guidelines for maintaining the privacy and security of what it defines as Protected Health Information (PHI). But HIPAA doesn’t just apply to doctors and hospitals. Any business that helps a healthcare provider carry out…

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A Quick Guide to Protecting Your Customers’ Privacy

While you have a need to collect individuals’ private information in order to do business, it’s also your ethical and legal responsibility to safeguard that information. Use this quick guide as a resource for protecting your customers’ privacy. Post a Privacy Policy Your company should have a privacy policy that tells your customers the following…

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