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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Ways to Reduce Paper Waste in Your Business

Did you know that the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year? That’s just one of many shocking paper-waste facts cited by The Paperless Project. Paper waste has a measurable impact on business profit, productivity and the health of our planet. Here are several ways to reduce paper waste in your…

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Tips for Protecting and Managing Your Backup Media Assets

You may feel confident that your data is properly backed up. But do you know if it’s fully protected and can be recovered at a moment’s notice? Here are several tips for protecting and managing your backup media assets. Prioritize Long Term Preservation Routine data backup helps you recover lost information but it doesn’t offer…

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Outsourcing Your Shredding Makes Smart Business Sense

If you’re tired of fussing with an unreliable and time-consuming paper shredding machine, you may consider investing in a professional shredding and destruction service. It could be the wisest business decision you ever make. Outsourcing your shredding makes smart business sense on so many levels. Here’s how: Privacy Protection Safeguarding your customers and employees personal…

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3 Sad but True Identity Theft Stories

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 19 people become victims of identity theft each minute. Identity theft is becoming such a common occurrence that there’s a risk of becoming numb to it. But when you read these three sad but true stories, you realize that protecting your identity has to be a top priority.…

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