Cities and towns across the US are holding special days for residents to shred their sensitive documents. As part of National Consumer Protection Week, there will be coast-to-coast shredding events.
The events set to take place follow on from similar events have been held throughout the past month. Residents of Clarksville, Tennessee, were able to attend a shredding event in late February. That event, hosted by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, aimed to protect local people from identity theft and other forms of fraud.
The importance of shredding events is clear. With identity theft crimes on the rise, these events allow for people to securely dispose of personal documents.
However, one-off events don’t provide an ongoing solution. For companies, in particular, having a regular way of safely and thoroughly destroying sensitive data can be crucial. Most companies lack the level of destruction required to meet certain government requirements.
Companies may also lack the space to keep sensitive documents for a once-a-year, or even semi-annual event. When space is at a premium, it is necessary to shred more frequently.
This is why a shredding service, such as Assured Shredding, can be very useful for small businesses. Offering both on-site and off-site shredding solutions, companies are also issued with a certificate of destruction.