Law Compliant Document Destruction
Avoid costly fines and customer or shareholder lawsuits by maintaining strict compliance throughout your information management process. Privacy legislation requires that information contained in documents must be destroyed so that it cannot be recreated, and shredding is the preferred method of document destruction. Our NAID AAA certification requires that we adhere to the law and provide you with a certificate of destruction. This provides you with a legal audit trail for sensitive information. To learn more how privacy laws affect you, explore the resources below.
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The following links have details on requirements that enforce privacy.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA), enacted by the federal government in 1996, is intended to safeguard the privacy of patient health records. The law provides for stiff penalties for companies found to be in violation of HIPAA regulations. A full text of HIPAA regulations is available from the U.S. Department of Human Services at www.privacyruleandresearch.nih.gov
The Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLB), also known as the Financial Modernization Act of 1999, is a federal law that forces a financial institution to “respect the privacy of its customers and to protect the security and confidentiality of those customers’ non-public personal information.” The law provides for stiff penalties for companies found to be in violation of its regulations. For additional information, visit www.ftc.gov/privacy or www.epic.org/privacy
The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act, also known as FACTA or the FACT Act, was signed into federal law on Dec. of 2003. It contains a number of mandates intended to combat consumer fraud and related crimes, including identity theft. Specifically, it requires the destruction of all paper documents containing identifiable consumer information. For more information visit www.consumerlaw.org or privacyrights.org
International is a not-for-profit association serving more than 10,000 information management professionals in the United States, Canada, and over 30 other nations. ARMA International members include records and information managers, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, knowledge managers, consultants, and educators. For more information visit www.arma.org