Why Choose DataSafe?

By Jessica Gibbon | October 14, 2019 | Comments Off on Why Choose DataSafe?

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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How to Stay HIPAA Compliant

By Jessica Gibbon | September 19, 2019 | Comments Off on How to Stay HIPAA Compliant

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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Our New Shred Estimator

By Jessica Gibbon | August 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Our New Shred Estimator

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 In The News

By Jessica Gibbon | August 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Data Breaches In The News

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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Keeping Your Remote Workers Secure & Compliant

By Jessica Gibbon | June 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Keeping Your Remote Workers Secure & Compliant

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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What’s a Clean Desk Policy?

By Jessica Gibbon | May 13, 2019 | Comments Off on What’s a Clean Desk Policy?

Those of us in the shredding world love to talk about Clean Desk Policies. Sure, cleaning might not be the most glamorous topic out there but stick with us. These policies are easy to create, easy to implement, and – bonus – they have big results for your business and your bottom line. What is…

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Avoid Tax-Related ID Theft

By Jessica Gibbon | April 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Avoid Tax-Related ID Theft

Ah, tax time. It’s arguably the worst thing about spring, and to make it even worse, it brings a new source of identity theft anxiety: tax-related ID theft. Learn how to protect yourself so you can get back to lounging on your patio or planting flowers in your garden. What is tax-related identity theft? Tax-related…

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How Valuable is Your Trash?

By Jessica Gibbon | March 21, 2019 | Comments Off on How Valuable is Your Trash?

When you hear the term “identity theft”, you might immediately think about data breaches and hackers. Maybe you picture nefarious criminals huddled around a basement computer. Perhaps you imagine a giant, faceless corporation carelessly storing your personal information and you feel like protecting yourself is out of your control. You’re not wrong – these scenarios…

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Why Our NAID AAA Certification Matters

By Jessica Gibbon | February 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Why Our NAID AAA Certification Matters

We understand. You see a bunch of capital letters and a logo and your eyes glaze over. But stay with us – this is important for you and your business! What is the NAID? The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) is the worldwide trade group for information destruction companies. Its mission is to champion…

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Is a Professional Shredding Service Right For My Business?

By Jessica Gibbon | January 31, 2019 | Comments Off on Is a Professional Shredding Service Right For My Business?

Does your company generate a lot of paperwork? You might be dealing with financial details about your company or confidential employee information. You may also have personal or financial records on your clients or customers. You probably already know that you have a legal and ethical obligation to discard of this material safely but you…

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