Things To Be Aware Of If You Are Not Shredding Old Documents

Friday, December 13, 2013 4:23 pm, Posted by Absolute Destruction

Security is a very important aspect of any business endeavor. Any company needs to make sure that all company communications are only seen by those who need access to such documents. One of the best and easiest ways that any business can protect their sensitive data is by hiring a professional shredding company. Document destruction companies guarantee that all of your company’s important communications remain private. When deciding exactly how to make sure sensitive documents are disposed of properly, there are several factors that all company officials should take into account. These include the type of shredding machines used as well as the possibility of working with outside shredding services specializing in disposing of documents properly.

Not every individual or business is always up to date on why they should use a shredding company or what their legal obligations are. Every business has confidential data, both paper and electronic, and it is expected that they will keep sensitive data secured. Without the current knowledge about how to handle data destruction, companies expose themselves to loss of business and the liabilities of not protecting confidential information. “The new Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) is designed to protect the privacy of all personal data that is collected, used and disclosed in the course of commercial activity.” As a business owner you are responsible for adhering to 10 principles which ensure privacy protection of information as well as secure destruction of documentation.

Mobile shredding services are an excellent option for many businesses. At Absolute Destruction we offer a mobile shredding service that comes to your place of business to help get rid of documents that are no longer necessary. We make sure that all of your documents are completely destroyed and will not be seen by anyone else. Our shredding staff is comprised of people who have been vetted and have passed extensive background checks. Our company vehicles have been outfitted with very precisely calibrated equipment. The equipment they use will help make sure that your company's documents are taken from your premises in the most secure way possible.  If documents are not disposed of properly, company officials can face some all too common and unpleasant consequences. It is not uncommon for unscrupulous people to sift through documents that are disposed of in a careless manner and use the resulting information to engage in unlawful actions such as identity theft. Someone can easily glean sensitive information such as the names, addresses, social insurance numbers of company workers and other private company information in order to create new, false identities. This kind of identity theft can be hard to combat and may take a great deal of time and resources to resolve properly. A competitor can also use it to their advantage by piecing together company strategies and long term plans.

Our company also offers other services such as electronic data destruction and paper recycling services. Our professional employees will help your company go through your electronic database and hard drives and remove information that is not needed or outdated. This can help make sure that your company has up to date electronic information that reduces redundancies. Paper recycling services are also helpful in places where recycling is mandatory and carries heavy fines if not followed to certain specifications. Company security is vital and with a little bit of our knowledgeable help, it is easy to make sure this part of your business functions effectively.

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