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Why Shred?

In today’s world we are all required by law to dispose of customer information.

FACTA, The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act was created to reduce consumer fraud and identity theft. FACTA requirements are that every person and business in the United States must deconstruct all consumer information before it is discarded.

HIPAA, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act applies to the health care industry. HIPAA is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is enforced by The U.S. Office of Civil Rights. HIPAA requires that all discarded patient information is to be properly deconstructed before it is discarded.

HITECH, Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, this is considered the new HIPAA. THIS IS FULLY EFFECTIVE AS OF FEBRUARY 2010. So now there are significant increases in data protection liabilities for all health related organizations.

Please take the time to click on the link below to learn about:

PHI which stands for Protected Health Information, and is used within HIPAA.

The new issues to look at are as follows:

  • Media Protection

  • Shred Defense™ offers pulverization processing for all media

  • Data Breach Notification

  • Failure to report any breach is now a crime and reporting these crimes doesn’t free you from further criminal and civil prosecution

  • Shred Defense™ offers pulverization processing for all data

  • Vendor/Customer Contract Requirements

  • Shred Defense™ has modified our Business Associate Agreements to include the new requirement related to data breach notification

  • Increased Enforcement

  • Fine limits have increased to $1,500,000 per incident

  • Shred Defense™ will allow you to rest assured with the knowledge that data we processed was pulverized and that your company’s reputation has been protected.

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