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Hard Drive Destruction

Why It’s Never a Good Idea To Toss Your Old Cell Phone

Even when you destroy a SIM card, your old cell phone still retains data.  Don’t toss this piece of equipment in the trash. The consumer gadget market makes it painfully obvious that mobile devices have a lifespan.  While cell phones are certainly lasting longer than previous counterparts, legacy cell phones end up becoming clutter in…

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Data Security Mistakes and How To Protect Your Business

Are you guilty of making these technology and data security mistakes? The number of successful data breaches is growing thanks to the increased attack surfaces created by more complex IT environments, widespread adoption of cloud services, and the sophisticated nature of cybercriminals.  Thankfully, security breaches are preventable so long as organizations avoid these common pitfalls,…

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General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR: What You Need to Know

Learn about the General Data Protection Regulation and the requirements for GDPR compliance. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Directive in Spring 2018 as the primary law regulating how companies protect EU citizens’ personal data.  If you run a business in the U.S., why should you care? While it’s true…

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Spring Cleaning? Don’t Forget to Shred

Ensure that old media and paper files are properly disposed of by relying on a professional document destruction service this spring. Spring is finally here, and it’s the perfect time to go through all of your unused and unneeded documents and electronics that can potentially put you at risk for identity theft. A clean office…

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Electronic Waste Recycling

Don’t toss your old hard drives in the trash. Not only is it bad for the environment, it runs the risk of identity theft. Computers and other electronics do not have an indefinite life span.  While we rely on cloud technology to store much of our data, the truth is computers and hard drives will…

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Overruns, Defective Products, and More: Destroying the Excess

If your business manufactures products that need to be destroyed because of overruns or production defects, Legal Shred can help.   A company’s trade secrets and intellectual property create incentives for entrepreneurs and investors to commit the necessary resources to research, develop, and market new products, process improvements, and new services. When it comes to…

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Safer Internet Day and Social Media Best Practices

Safer Internet Day aims to create a platform for responsible Internet use.  Here’s how you can help you and your family stay safe on social media. This year’s Safer Internet Day is recognized on Tuesday, February 6 and calls upon everyone to create a safer, better Internet for everyone who uses it, especially younger children. …

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