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End-of-life data security and compliance

As an IT manager, you know the regulations involved in keeping your organization compliant; the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA), the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), and those from the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), are just a few. Due to the nature of […]

Shred Right Community Connection: #ShredRight4Good around the state

Over the past few months, we’ve had the fortune of launching the #ShredRight4Good program. Since the program’s launch date, we’ve participated in two #ShredRight4Good fundraisers, one with Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Faribault and the second with the Christian Business Leaders (CBL) in Rochester. We’ve also had the opportunity to sponsor and attend various events and […]

The how-to’s of document storage

At Shred Right, we’ve seen all kinds of document storage and destruction concerns and have received many questions about some of the best practices of information retention. We’ve put together the following tips to illustrate some commonly overlooked considerations when it comes to document storage. Safe storage Whether you store your files as physical paper […]

Your cheat sheet on recycling

There are many items that can be recycled; more than you may think. However, it can be difficult to know what items you can bring where as well as consider how the action of recycling can positively impact the environment or save costs when producing new material. To help you learn more about the benefits […]

Debunking 3 sustainability misconceptions

Our partnership with our parent company, Rohn Industries, means that we are serious when we talk about making the earth a better place. Making an effort to live more sustainably is one way that we all can make a difference in the effort to keep the earth healthy for future generations. In recent years, however, […]

Healthcare and HIPAA; the importance of compliance

We’ve touched on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, in a past blog as well as throughout our website and social media channels referencing healthcare and privacy practices. If you work in the healthcare industry, you probably know that HIPAA is important, but what is it all about? We’ve put together some […]

4 Privacy laws that you need to know about

As we mentioned in a previous article, the California v. Greenwood case in 1988 resulted in the Supreme Court decision which says that documents thrown away in the trash are no longer under your legal ownership. When it comes to document destruction and the security of your information, this case’s ruling isn’t the only law […]

What is off-site shredding?

If you’ve been following our journey through the history of shredding, you know that the machines we use to shred paper today have come a long way since their creation. As history has unfolded, shredding and document destruction have become extremely important for individuals, banks, hospitals, businesses, militaries and governments across the world. Shred Right […]

Document destruction, a historical perspective – the shredding machine

  Pablo Picasso once said, “The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.” From the implementation of papyrus sheets (paper’s closest relative) in Ancient Egypt in 3000 BCE, humankind has had significant creative urges. If you’ve been keeping up with our journey through the historical developments that led us to today, you know that […]

#ShredRight4Good

Shred Right has launched its new #ShredRight4Good fundraising program! How does it work? Our program is designed to raise money for your local school or organization through selling #ShredRight4Good bags that you can fill with documents you’d like securely shredded. Our founder Ron Mason, said of the program, “[#ShredRight4Good] brings together a focus on identity […]