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3 Ways Document Shredding Benefits Your Business

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shredded paper with the word confidential shown on one pieceBusiness owners have many responsibilities. Deciding which tasks offer the biggest bang for your buck can be difficult. In this blog, we discuss three important ways document shredding benefits your business.

1. Clutter Reduction

Boxes of paper and rows of file cabinets thwart productivity. Routine shredding of old and expired documents reduces clutter so your organization has more room to grow. Your shredding provider can set up a one-time purge or routine shredding solution based on your document disposal needs.

2. Compliance

Businesses that collect personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI) are required to comply with the following laws:

  • The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA)
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB)
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
  • Pennsylvania Law 713

Failure to prove your organization’s compliance with these regulations may result in fines. Document shredding helps demonstrate your compliance with state and federal privacy laws. Your shredding provider issues a Certificate of Destruction noting the date of destruction and amount of information destroyed after every shredding project.

3. Privacy Protection

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received over 3.2 million reports of identity theft in 2019. Businesses that collect confidential information are prime targets of fraudsters. Routine document shredding prevents sensitive financial, employee, and customer records from falling in the wrong hands.

A mobile on-site shredding provider destroys your confidential paper records on premises at your business. A security-screened shredding representative collects your documents and loads them into the truck’s shredding mechanism while you watch.

With the help of a trusted partner, document shredding helps your business stay secure, efficient, and compliant.

For more paper shredding and document destruction tips, please call us at 610-692-TEAR(8327) or complete the form on this page.

Wiggins Shredding serves Pennsylvania and the Tri-State Area of Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey with secure shredding and destruction services. We are your trusted, locally-owned paper shredding resource!

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