Protecting Valuable Information
Think about all the sensitive documentation your company generates on a daily basis – and the potential consequences it would have on your business if that information fell into the wrong hands. With identity theft and corporate information theft on the rise, any business or organization that fails to ensure adequate measures are in place to protect personal or confidential information in their custody face the risk that individual privacy rights may be violated and corporate business strategies compromised. In today’s business environment, document shredding has become a necessary business practice.
Every business or organization that collects and use personal information is affected by privacy legislation that came into force on January 1, 2004. Businesses and organizations are now legally required to follow rules with respect to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information. They must also develop guidelines on how personal information is to be safeguarded and destroyed.
Recycling Is Not A Substitute For Document Destruction
Recycling is a paper waste issue. Document destruction is a paper security issue. Some companies are still under the mistaken belief that recycling is an adequate and acceptable alternative to document destruction. There is no fiduciary responsibility inherent in a typical office recycling program. Paper is either given away or sold, and by doing so, a company gives up the right to determine how it is to be handled. With so much sensitive information on different platforms, don’t take chances with documents produced in your office. Shred it and enjoy the peace of mind that your sensitive business information has been properly and professionally destroyed.