Your electronic devices now contain more and more confidential information as our world becomes more digital; that’s why it is essential to properly dispose of decommissioned electronics. Computers, laptops, and hand held devices are a vital part of doing business. While they increase efficiency in your operations, technology is continually moving forward, leading to a pile of obsolete devices containing all of your confidential and proprietary information cluttering your office.
Do you find that your business is wasting valuable time, money and resources digging through files and boxes to locate past records?
Are you paying employees to do the searching for you? It can feel overwhelming looking at boxes and boxes of files.
Self-storage facilities have gained popularity in recent years, and seem to be popping up all over… But is self-storage really a good option when it comes to business documents? The simple answer is NO. Trust the professionals.
There are 3 main reasons that self-storage units are NOT the solution when it comes to business documents and medical records:
Tax season is the busiest time of year for accountants and CPA firms. Not surprisingly, they tend to generate more documents and sensitive information during this time period. Although for many clients, their main priority is receiving the highest tax refund, it is equally important to make sure their confidential tax documentation is being managed and disposed of correctly.
How many customers does your company currently have in your database? Think about that number….is it thousands? Tens of thousands? Hundreds of thousands? Now take that number and multiply it by $158. That is the current cost incurred from each lost or stolen record containing sensitive or confidential information. For most small-to-mid size businesses, that risk can be well over $1 million.
Security. Identity Theft. Data breach. Fraud. What do all these buzzwords have in common? They come up during discussions of ever increasing privacy concerns, and collectively, they cost the US economy billions of dollars each year.
Many people use the early Spring as a time for deep cleaning. It’s the perfect time to make a fresh start. The warmer weather and longer days allow you to open your windows, breathe the fresh air, and make time for a deep cleanout.
Business owners and employers are responsible for a great deal. Compliance is just one part of their responsibilities; and although, very important, it is often times overlooked. Having to watch over a multitude of employees and often times over multiple locations, compliance is becoming nearly impossible to manage internally. More and more companies understand the need to outsource document shredding, records storage, electronics recycling, and information management as a whole. The Chicagoland area is home to countless businesses generating TONS of documents and data files containing sensitive information that need to not only be managed and stored within compliance to laws, but also destroyed and recycled properly.
Protecting the privacy of consumer information held by "financial institutions" is at the heart of the financial privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Financial Modernization Act of 1999.
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