IT and Data Privacy

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 […]

Documents you’ll want to keep for tax season

Did you know that on average people receive $3,050 for their tax returns? Tax season is fast approaching and it’s time to gather your plethora of required documents. Except…what are those documents? What documents have you been keeping around too long, or worse, not long enough? Here are some tips to help you sort the […]

Breaking news: Cambridge Analytica received private data from 50 million Facebook profiles during 2016 elections

Cambridge Analytica, a political research company linked to President Donald Trump, has been found to have accessed the private information of 50 million Facebook users’ profiles during the 2016 United States presidential campaign. The information from these profiles were gathered without user consent. The research company then used this data to create targeted political advertisements […]

5 signs you need to schedule a shredding service

Deciding to use a shredding service may be a big step for some companies, and some may need shredding services more than others. How will you know if the benefits outweigh complications? Here are some thoughts to consider: 1. Suffocating in stationary Is your workspace becoming a veritable museum for every memo or meeting note […]

IT destruction terms and definitions

New to the idea of IT device destruction? We understand. Below we’ve provided the definitions to a handful of the more common industry terms, so you know what you’re dealing with. Sanitization: The process that renders access to target data on the media infeasible for a given level of effort, rendering it indecipherable and non-negotiable […]

E-waste: The importance of discarding responsibly

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, electronic waste, also called e-waste or e-scrap, is defined as “used electronics that are nearing the end of their useful life and are discarded, donated or given to a recycler.” Though electronic waste makes up only 2% of the trash in the United States’ landfills, it makes up […]

How to keep your company data secure when employees leave

Keeping sensitive company data and information secure can be a major concern for businesses in a digital age. This is especially true when an employee leaves an organization, including termination. How can you be sure that when an employee is no longer with your company the info that they had access to will remain under […]

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