Tulsa Disinfecting Services knows that there are many laws in effect that require businesses to protect the privacy of their clients. Not knowing these laws does not relieve your business of legal or financial consequences. Breaking these laws is as easy as during a piece of paper in the trash that has private information on it. We can help you establish the correct document retention and treading policies and practices for your business. Please note that we only have a general guide in each state, industry, and companies actual peroid Guidelines must be determined individually. Consideration should be federal and state guidelines as well as your own operational needs. You may need to consult your legal advisor for more detailed guide.
Let’s jump right into it with one of the most common acts that we see here at Tulsa Disinfecting Services. This is probably also the most well-known out of all these, the health insurance portability and accountability act. HIPAA. Sound familiar? This federal law was passed by Congress in 1996 and the accompanied 2002 regulation known as the privacy rule. This of all healthcare entries and restricts how healthcare providers may handle and disclose personal protected health information. PHI, protected health information, is defined as identifiable health, medical or demographic information that describes the individuals personal identity. This includes but is not limited to the name, address, phone number, email, photographs, charts, tests, records, etc. etc. In general, healthcare entries must ensure that only approve personnel handle protected health information, and only for the purpose specified in the law and regulation.
Tulsa Disinfecting Services knows that shredding documents is not to be taken lightly. The Sarbanes-Oxley act was passed in 2002 in response to many of the corporate and security fraud violations that were making news at the time. It is extremely detailed, and implements a wide range of requirements that companies must abide by. Within this rule, it is clearly defined that the destruction, alteration, or falsification of records and federal investigations in bankruptcy, along with the destruction of corporate audit records are illegal, and could possibly result in a larger fine and as many as 10 years of imprisonment.
Effective June 2015, the fair and accurate credit transactions act of 2003 was designed to protect customers and consumers from increasingly common crime identity theft. This particular law applies every business in America that collect customer information, to ensure that the information is protected from unauthorized access or use. In addition, the disposal rule requires that when such information is discarded, it must per plea be destroyed by shredding, burning, or pulverizing. And that’s where we come in.
We will be more than happy to answer any questions, comments, or concerns that you may have. We understand that this is a lot to take in and we are here to help in any way that we can. Please feel free to reach out to us at any time by either calling us at 918-770-5606 or by checking us out on our online website weshredonsite.com.
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Tulsa Disinfecting Services is mainly designed for businesses and individuals who need to purge their sensitive and confidential documents. It doesn’t matter if you have just a few file boxes entire warehouse full of documents that need to be destroyed, are on-site shred truck will come to your location and shred all documents quickly and effectively. American document shredding LLC is locally owned any AAA on-site certified by the national Association of information destruction. We do not provide any services that are not NAID AAA certified.
Tulsa Disinfecting Services knows that there are many laws in effect the require businesses to protect the privacy of their clients. In breaking these laws is as easy as during away a piece of paper that has some private information on it. Not knowing these laws does not relieve your business of legal and financial consequences. We are here to help you establish the correct document retention and treading policies and practices for your business. Next, we are to go over a few of the acts that we commonly deal with on a daily basis.
The economic espionage act is something we deal with daily here at Tulsa Disinfecting Services. This acts, passed in 1996, concerns trade secrets and assess thereof. While it is certain that you would not knowingly try to steal trade secrets, the act does not make it clear that large fines and possible imprisonment that any person or organization can get. This includes without authorization, copies, duplicates, sketches, drawings, photographs, downloads, uploads, alters, destroys, photocopies, replicates, transmits, delivers, sends, mails, communicates, conveys a trade secret. Is this by securing a trade secret in a public garage storage, shredding information related to trade secrets is extremely important. It is also very cost-effective, especially considering that organizations that violate this act can be fine as much as $10 million!
The Gramm Leach Bliley act. This 1999 act was instituted to modernize financial institutions and businesses that receive personal information in the course of conducting business. The law contains the financial privacy rule, which requires financial institutes provide their customers with comprehensive privacy notices. In general, healthcare entries must ensure that only approve personnel handle protected health information, and only for the purpose specified in the law and regulation. The act also includes the safeguard rule, which requires all financial institutes established to standards and safeguards for handling and disposing of that information.
As you can see, there’s a lot of legal behind the services. We are here to make this as simple as possible and make sure that you are covered on all fronts. We are professionals and can provide you with a certificate of destruction for your records. This is more than just a thank you note, this is proof that your information is no longer at risk in your business is compliant with relevant privacy laws. Please reach out to us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns at any time. You give us a call it 918-770-5606. Or you can check out our online website weshredonsite.com to find all of our information, services, testimonials, and so much more.