Information Security & Destruction Services for the Education sector

We keep their information private, you focus on their education.

As an educational body, you create, collect, and store an enormous amount of personal and private information. Shred-it helps you protect the confidential information of your students and your employees with best-in-class information protection services, such as paper shredding and electronic media destruction.

Protecting the personal identifiable information (PII) of your students, your teachers, and your administrative personnel is not only good business practice; it’s a highly regulated requirement for everyone working in the education sector. With Shred-it’s regularly scheduled document destruction service, we help you stay compliant.

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Protecting your confidential information isn’t just good business, it’s the law!

Like most industries that work with private and confidential information, the education sector is heavily regulated and governed. And laws designed to protect identities, medical information, financial data, and personal privacy come with strict rules – and heavy fines for violating them. We can help you stay compliant.

Here are just a few of the key federal, state, and local information security laws that require privacy compliance:

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Protects the personal data and privacy of EU citizens and applies to all companies, whether they operate in the EU or outside, that store or use any information about EU citizens.

PPRA (Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment)

Protects the rights of students and their parents in programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The law governs students’ privacy, parental access to information, and administration of certain physical examinations to minors.

Payment Card Industry (PCI)

Aims to enhance security for consumers by setting guidelines for any company that accepts, stores, processes, or transmits credit card information. The act focuses on improving payment security throughout the transaction process created by the major payment card brands.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Protects the personal data and privacy of EU citizens and applies to all companies, whether they operate in the EU or outside, that store or use any information about EU citizens.

PPRA (Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment)

Protects the rights of students and their parents in programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The law governs students’ privacy, parental access to information, and administration of certain physical examinations to minors.

Payment Card Industry (PCI)

Aims to enhance security for consumers by setting guidelines for any company that accepts, stores, processes, or transmits credit card information. The act focuses on improving payment security throughout the transaction process created by the major payment card brands.

Learn to recognize the risks.

For educational institutions, whether you are an elementary school or an internationally known university or college, it’s safe to assume that most documents you or your employees handle contain some form of confidential and sensitive information.

If you create, collect, or dispose of these types of documents, you and your organization could be at-risk for an information breach.

  • PII student information
  • Class lists and emergency contact numbers
  • Civil Rights Data
  • State ED Data
  • Financial Assistance Applications
  • Business Financial Statements
  • Tax Filings and Internal Audits
  • Development Plans and Forecasts
  • HR Records
  • Employee Addresses and Social Security Numbers

The Shred-it Advantage: Leading in Secure Document Destruction

Shred-it protects organizations' information for their people, customers and brands. With 30 years of experience, our primary focus on document security helps ensure your confidential information remains confidential. We offer paper, hard drive, and speciality shredding services. 

Service Reliability

With the largest shredding fleet and the largest service footprint in North America, we are where you are. 

Security Expertise

With the most NAID AAA certified mobile/on-site and plant-based facilities, we keep your information safe. 

Customer Experience

With the highest customer satisfaction among all vendors, we are 100% committed to your protection and satisfaction.

Don’t Underestimate the Risk of a Paper-based Data Breach

42%

of disclosed data breaches were physical—including document theft—in 2021

Verizon, Data Breach Investigation Report, 2021.

4 out of 10

business leaders

rate the risk of an attempted data breach in the next 12 months as a ‘4’ or ‘5’ on a 5-point risk scale

Stericycle, Data Protection Report, 2021.

 


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The 2020 Shred-it Data Protection Report (DPR) goes into depth to analyze the perceptions and practices around information security across various industries. Learn more about how businesses can protect their organization from information security threats.