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As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the country and more businesses and local or state governments mandate that staff work from home, many employees are struggling in this new, challenging situation. Not only are most unaccustomed to working remotely full time, but working from home with partners, roommates, and children is an extra strain. Add…

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Tax season is fast approaching! Do you have a plan for dealing with documents once you’ve filed? How should you store old records? How long do you have to keep them? Here’s a brief outline for how to handle these important documents. How long do you have to keep tax records? First off, for how…

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If you’re familiar with DataSafe, then you already know how awesome we are at shredding. From boxes of old digital media to warehouses full of paper, we have the know-how to get the job done efficiently, securely, and with a smile on our face. But you might not be so familiar with the other services…

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If your business handles customer data, you’re probably aware of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which was signed into law in 2018 and goes into effect in January 2020. The CCPA intends to provide consumers with greater privacy and control over how their personal information is used by companies. How might the CCPA affect…

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DataSafe has been in the shredding business for awhile now. (35 years, actually, but who’s counting!) Over the years, our clients have asked us a lot of questions. With information security increasingly becoming a cause of concern, we’ve compiled the top 5 questions we get asked in the hopes we can help others. #1: Does…

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There’s no shortage of paper shredding options in the Portland, Oregon area. Why should you choose DataSafe? We might be biased but we’re pretty sure we’re the best! Local Business DataSafe has been a proud member of the Portland community since our founding in 1984. We’re committed to the area in many ways. From volunteering…

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If you’re a company that works with protected health information (PHI), you must ensure that you follow guidelines set by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). No matter if you provide treatment or handle payments in the healthcare industry, or you’re an associate or contractor who has access to patient information, operational information,…

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Data Safe’s new Shred Estimator offers transparent pricing and convenient scheduling for all of your secure document shredding needs. Honesty. Convenience. Integrity. Reliability. Signs of the best relationship, right? As a local, veteran-owned company that serves Portland-area consumers and businesses, we consider these essential qualities. Close to perfect, even. So what can make things even…

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Data breaches are nothing new and they keep occurring. Buckle up, and let’s review what’s happened recently. Capital One Breach This week, we learned that the financial company Capital One has been hacked. The personal information (including birthday, income, and other application data) of 100 million Americans, both individuals and small businesses, has been compromised.…

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American workers are increasingly working remotely. While offering flexible work helps you to hire talented workers, it has an impact on your company’s security. How can you benefit from remote workers without compromising your sensitive data? How common is remote working? As of last year, there were nearly 4 million Americans working remotely in some…

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