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Myths about HIPAA Compliance

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), enacted in 1996, establishes crucial privacy rules that prohibit healthcare providers and businesses, known as covered entities, from disclosing protected information without the patient’s consent. This information can only be shared with the patient and their authorized representatives. However, misunderstandings and myths about HIPAA often arise, leading…

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Is Your Business Compliant with 2024 Data Privacy Laws?

Change can be daunting, especially when it comes to business operations. As a business owner, you’re probably familiar with the need to stay updated on changes that can help your company grow and stay stable. But when changes are mandated by law, it can be even more challenging to adapt. Data privacy laws might seem…

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What is a Certificate of Destruction and Why Do I Need One?

In today’s digital age, safeguarding sensitive information is paramount for any organization. From personally identifiable information (PII) to corporate trade secrets, maintaining the confidentiality of data is not just good practice; it’s often required by law. But what happens when it’s time to dispose of this information? Enter the Certificate of Destruction, a crucial document…

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Information Destruction Guidelines for Your Business

Remember when TV and radio were free, and the idea of paying for bottled water seemed absurd? Times have changed! Today, information is the gold of the digital age. Effectively using information can mean big profits for your business, but losing or having your information stolen is like handing over cash to data thieves. Whether…

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Simplify Tax Season with a File Room Purge

You’ve probably heard Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote, “…in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.” While we can’t escape taxes, we can certainly make tax season less daunting with proper preparation. The term “purge” encompasses many things, all involving the removal of unwanted, outdated, or harmful items. When it comes to your files,…

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How to Implement a Clean Desk Policy During COVID

For many of us, remote working is here to stay. Whether it’s full time, or a hybrid model, it’s important to be proactive and firmly establish your business’s security policies and procedures. Since your staff will most likely still be spending some of their workweek at home, it’s important to establish a Clean Desk Policy,…

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We Shred & Recycle Cell Phones

Cell phones are a non-negotiable need in our lives. Also non-negotiable? The need to upgrade to a new model every couple of years. Although it doesn’t look like we’ll get away from planned obsolescence any time soon, we can at least recycle our cell phones. That’s where we come in! Protect your personal information   Our cell…

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Keep Your Confidential Information Secure in 2022

2021 was a notable year for data breaches and while we’re only a few weeks into January, 2022 isn’t shaping up to be much better. If your New Year’s resolution wasn’t to assess your business’s security, then now’s the time to reconsider! Learn why and how data breaches can impact you and, more importantly, what…

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5 Reasons to Partner with a Reputable Document Shredding Company

Does it make sense for your business to work with a professional shredding company? Keeping sensitive data secure is vital for continued success. Don’t risk your livelihood and that of your clients, customers, and employees. Ensure your reputation remains pristine and set up a regular shredding service! Read on for our top 5 reasons to…

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5 Ways To Make Your Workspace Less Claustrophobic

Offices can easily feel cluttered and claustrophobic, which increases stress on employees and reduces productivity. No matter if you’re back in the office or you’re working from home (or a combination of the two!), a few steps can improve the appearance and overall feeling of your workspace.   Mental health and clutter Studies indicate strong links…

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