Reasons to Ditch the Office Shredder This Year

If you want optimal identity protection, here are a few reasons why you should ditch the office shredder this year.

Purchasing an in-house office shredder may seem like a wise investment, but the reality is that office shredders aren’t as efficient as industrial paper shredders, nor can they guarantee your security. If you want optimal identity protection for you, your customers, and your employees, here are a few reasons why you should ditch the office shredder this year.

  1. It’s not secure.

Office shredders only shred paper into thin strips, which are then tossed in the regular trash. Unfortunately, someone can easily reassemble these pieces, opening yourself up to all kinds of trouble. If you’re shredding personnel files, old bank statements, or customer information, you run the risk of having this information fall into the wrong hands.

  1. Office shredders don’t guarantee protection from the law.

When you shred in-house, there is no proof of destruction or record of compliance. Laws like FACTA, HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Privacy Act of 1974, RCRA, and FERPA all require sensitive information be destroyed in a legal manner. Failure to do so may result in hefty fines and come with legal trouble.

  1. Office shredders waste time.

Delegating paper shredding to an employee is a misuse of time and money. In-house shredders often jam and don’t do the job efficiently. Wouldn’t you rather that your employees spend their time on revenue-generating activities, like customer service and sales, than on paper shredding?

  1. Can you really trust an employee to shred those documents?

In a perfect world, everyone is trustworthy and competent, but it’s better to leave document destruction to a certified and insured specialist who can guarantee your information is kept safe and secure. A disgruntled employee can easily take proprietary and confidential documents to a competitor, or use information for identity theft.

An industrial shredder, like Legal Shred’s mobile shredding trucks can shred more paper more efficiently, making the documents themselves useless and unable to be put back together. Leave the document destruction to us. Using our service gives you a verified, ongoing record of regular compliance with legally mandated information destruction requirements, and keeps your resources in tact so your employees can do what they were hired to do, saving you time and money.

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