What Documents Should Your Company Shred Now

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Sep 25, 2018 10:16:00 AM
Dustin Rushing

Keeping your company's information secure is on the forefront of most decision makers minds.  Shredding your businesses sensitive information is your first step to protecting your most sensitive information.

Identity thieves are becoming more and more difficult to track and prevent.  So, destroying your information can directly impact your company in a positive manner.

What Documents Should My Company Shred?

As a decision maker in your company, you need to know what sensitive information you store in your filing cabinets, that cluttered corner in your office, digital databases, and CRM's.  But you may be asking yourself, "what documents do I need to shred?

Here are some of the documents that need to be shredded:

  • Receipts
  • Vendor Information
  • Client Confidential Information
  • Employee Information
  • Resumes
  • Pay Stubs
  • Medical Records
  • Tax Returns
  • Bank Statements
  • Credit Card Information
  • Voided Checks

Why Should I Destroy Company Documents

Information is power. However, that information can damage your company’s privacy integrity and even the business itself. It can also lead to security breaches and identity theft on the sensitive information you have been trusted to protect.

And when it comes to document destruction, there are federal and state laws on how to properly dispose of data.

The risks that documents fall under include:

  • Operational risk
  • Financial risk
  • Reputational risk
  • Security Risks

Instead of having your employees take the time to shred your companies sensitive documents, save time, money and liability when you outsource your shredding service.

You don't have to remove staples, straighten up the sheets of paper, worry about disposing of the shredded documents or maintaining an in-house shredder.

Operational risks can affect the efficiency of the business. Financial risks can lead to monetary loss for the business. Loss of key documents can lead to a loss of reputation. Security risks can lead to information getting into the wrong hands and be used against your company.

Topics: Paper Shredding

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