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Roselle, IL Shredding Documents

Roselle, IL businesses have paper documents that cover the gamut from proprietary company information to client or patient data. There are laws that dictate how long these documents must be retained and length of time depends on the type of business. This topic is especially concerning when it comes to those in the healthcare industry as it adds additional HIPAA requirements into the mix. Once the duration of time for maintaining the security of these documents have passed, proper destruction through shredding is a method that ensures that the data and information does not fall into the hands for improper use. 

Proper shredding once involved single strip-cutting but has now been replaced with cross-cut and micro-cut for the highest level of security. Single strip cutting still allows large pieces that could be accessed and placed together to reassemble a document. Crosscut reduces a document to small pieces and micro-cut shreds the paper to the tiniest of particles.

Identity Theft

While electronic breaches may make the headlines, there are still many companies that experience theft of paper documents that aren’t properly destroyed. The most common situations of theft include using name, address, credit card numbers, social security numbers, and email addresses for full-on identity theft. This kind of theft can involve company staff as well as that of clients and patients.  “According to the Center for Victim Research, 7-10% of the U.S. population are victims of identity fraud each year, and 21% of those experience multiple incidents of identity fraud.”

Today, the most acceptable method of document shredding used by those companies that are professionals at shredding involves the crosscut, which reduces the paper to small pieces and the micro-cut which reduces paper to extremely tiny pieces.

Proprietary Company Data

Private company data can be used to sell to competitors and client data can be sold on the dark web. Each of these situations can not only wreak havoc on a business, it can also completely destroy a company. Documents can often include contracts, partnerships, pricing, product launches, and a variety of information that may be electronically safe through encryption but is there for the world to see in print form.

The Trust of Clients and Staff

The reputation of a business is both intangible and invaluable, and both clients and company staff rely on trusting a business that their private and personal information will be securely held in safety. Most companies place documents in locked locations with access via authorized personnel only. The continuation of this trust extends to ensuring that all documents will be appropriately destroyed and shredded at the correct time and will never simply be placed in a trash bin and/or landfill for anyone to access.

Fire Safety and Recycling

The storage of any large quantity of paper presents a fire hazard for any business. When a building is inspected these locations have to be identified as potentially dangerous, with special attention to possible additional fire safety factors. Reducing these documents through shredding not only helps to reduce the fire hazard but may also help to eliminate added insurance costs and special fire equipment.

Most companies are involved in recycling and shredding paper documents makes it a lot easier to accommodate recycling and reduces the carbon footprint for a business.

 

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Roselle, IL Recurring Shred Schedules

Roselle, IL companies are focused on the daily challenges of keeping their organizations operating successfully. This often means that some situations may occur that might seem of lesser priority but when left without attention, could cascade into problems that can all but destroy a company. In the last number of years, proper destruction of company documents has become a major issue and one that requires both professional methods and regular schedules to avoid allowing the documents to fall into the hands of criminals.

A business has a variety of document types, from HR employee records to client data, and proprietary company information. The critical data that is found in this type of paperwork could be used for criminal purposes, including identity theft and company espionage. Criminals that use stolen documents profit by openly selling on the dark net. This information needs to be carefully guarded and when no longer required needs to be shredded so that no one has access.

Complete Shredding

There have been many television and movie shows that included scenes of people painstakingly pulling single shredded documents and taping them together. This isn’t out of reality, as some criminals will go to extreme lengths to gain access to important data. This type of shredding is typically done when a company chooses to shred documents internally. However, when a professional shredding company picks up company papers they make use of multi-cut and/or micro-cut shredding that reduces the paper to tiny pieces that no criminal could make any use of the remains. 

Complying with Laws

Professional shredding companies establish a schedule for pickup, destruction, and certification so that a business can be assured that all documents have been completely destroyed and comply with state and/or federal privacy laws.  This is particularly important for those businesses in the healthcare realm that must comply with HIPAA privacy laws for patient data. While encryption may protect electronic information, once they are printed, they become a method that requires security storage and ultimate destruction.

Pickup Schedules that Meet the Needs of a Business

Professional shredding companies coordinate with a business so that the recurring pickup times are scheduled around their convenience. They understand that there are often changes in business needs and are also very flexible at altering a pickup schedule. Other benefits from a professional shredding company can include:

Peace of Mind

Having priority documents that are stored in-house can lead to an overabundance of paperwork that continues to pile up. This condition causes storage capacity problems, allowing confusion in the case of having a need to locate certain documents. A regularly scheduled pickup of documents for shredding allows for better organization of documents that must remain, keeps everything accessible, and gives peace of mind that those documents that are no longer needed are picked up by a professional company and shredded so that they are no longer viable for use.

 

Roselle About

Roselle is a suburb of Chicago and is a village located in both DuPage County and Cook in Illinois, United States. Located in the northeastern part of the state, Roselle was first incorporated in 1922 and is a bedroom community, with residents generally commuting to Chicago or nearby suburbs for their jobs.

 

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Roselle, Illinois Information

Roselle is located at 41°58′50″N 88°5′8″W. There are three main commercially zoned areas in the village of Roselle. One is along the southern border of the town along Lake Street, the second is in the center of the village near the historical center of Park Street and Irving Park Road. In 2005, a new downtown business development opened along the Soo Line Railroad tracks just north of the town center. The third is along Nerge Road, the northern edge of the village. Roselle is home to Lynfred Winery, established in 1979. What started off as a retirement hobby by Fred and Lynn Koehler, now producing over 120 varietals of wine and over 50,000 cases of wine yearly.

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