Information Security & Shredding for Human Resources

Let Shred-it help you protect confidential employee information.

Human Resources Professionals can protect their information security with our secure document shredding and hard drive destruction services.

Despite living in a digital age, the average employee still generates around 10,000 sheets of paper every year.1 From financial reports to copies of important emails, the number of these highly confidential documents is hard to estimate.

As a Human Resources professional, you are in a unique position to ensure the information security of both your organization AND your employees at the same time.

Protect your employees. Protect your business. Get Shred-it.

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Protecting Confidential Information Isn’t Just a Best-Practice. It’s the Law!

Like most professionals who work with private and confidential information, the laws and regulations for HR departments are numerous, specific, and strict.

In addition to your own organizations’ rules and policies regarding the collection and handling of confidential information, state and federal regulations establish explicit rules of law over the collection, creation, retention, sharing, and, ultimately, the destruction of personal, private, and confidential information.

The Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act

Amends the Federal criminal code to establish penalties for aggravated identity theft for misuse of private information. Individuals caught and convicted of identity theft will receive 2 to 5 years of imprisonment.

Gramm-Leach Bliley Act

Protects the privacy of consumer information held by any business that provides financial products or services. It also ensures privacy protections against the sale of any private financial information. Violators can be fined up to $1,000,000.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Established to protect how patients’ health information can be used and disclosed. It governs the confidentiality of PHI and the secure destruction of any physical or digital data. Any violations are subject to fines up to $1.5 million.

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.

The Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act

Amends the Federal criminal code to establish penalties for aggravated identity theft for misuse of private information. Individuals caught and convicted of identity theft will receive 2 to 5 years of imprisonment.

Gramm-Leach Bliley Act

Protects the privacy of consumer information held by any business that provides financial products or services. It also ensures privacy protections against the sale of any private financial information. Violators can be fined up to $1,000,000.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Established to protect how patients’ health information can be used and disclosed. It governs the confidentiality of PHI and the secure destruction of any physical or digital data. Any violations are subject to fines up to $1.5 million.

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.

Learn to Recognize the Risks.

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.

  • Résumés and Job Applications
  • Interview Records and Notes
  • Background Checks and Drug Test Results
  • Letters of Reference and Employment Verification
  • Driving Records
  • Termination Forms and Letters
  • Medical Records
  • Performance Appraisals and Dispute Records
  • Compensation Records and Job History
  • FMLA and USERRA Records
  • I-9, W4 Forms
  • OSHA, COBRA Logs

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.