Compliance

  • Data Destruction: Why Chain of Custody is So Important

    With the advent of digital data, storing information has become much more convenient.  However, there seems to be a common misconception that digital storage is boundless, and this is hardly the case.  Unless you want to find yourself paying ever more to store outdated, irrelevant, or redundant data, you’ll quickly see why data destruction is […]

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  • Medical Record Destruction is Mandated by HIPAA

    All kinds of businesses are required to maintain patient medical records.  However, these businesses are also required to dispose of those records in keeping with not only consumer privacy laws, but also the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, which has provision specifically associated with the privacy and protection of medical records and identifiable health […]

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  • The Most Common Complications of In-House Document Shredding

    As a responsible business owner, you’re always looking for ways to save money without compromising quality or productivity.  This could mean comparison shopping for internet and mobile services, buying office supplies in bulk, or booking VIP travelers in business class instead of first class seating, for example. You might also determine that it’s cheaper to […]

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  • Business E-Waste Requirements, Risks and Legislation

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last several decades, you’re no doubt fully aware of the fact that you can’t chuck old computers or other electronics in the trash.  These items should not only be recycled to recover valuable metals that can be repurposed, but they also contain a variety of toxic […]

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  • Choosing the right ITAD Vendor

    When looking for an ITAD partner, not just anyone will do. With so many options, there are many companies who take inappropriate disposal shortcuts to make a quick buck, putting you and your company at risk. An organization seeking an IT asset disposition vendor should consider their compliance track record, data security, and environmental policies. […]

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  • How Risky is Your ITAD Program?

    When you resell or recycle your business IT equipment, you are opening your business up to various risks if not managed properly. What are the risks? Data Security. While most data security programs are focused on keeping threats out of your network, the need for proper handling of retired physical assets is often overlooked. Securing […]

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  • The Battery Conundrum: What to Do with Old Batteries

    You know you’re not supposed to throw old batteries in the trash, even though it’s not illegal in most states, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have the first clue as to how to recycle them. Can you simply toss them in the recycling bin? What if you don’t have a recycling pickup in your […]

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  • Why You Should Choose Data Wiping

    When it comes to data destruction, there’s no surer way to eliminate all risk of a data breach and identity theft than shredding hard drives and devices.  However, you should know that wiping data, when done properly, will comply with consumer privacy laws, as well as stricter industry regulations related to medical, financial, and other […]

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  • Strategies for Recouping the Most Value from Your Assets

    Some companies feel that the only solution for IT asset disposition is shredding hard drives and devices to ensure that data is totally beyond recovery.  However, your South Dakota business may be interested not only in complying with applicable consumer privacy laws, but also recouping the costs of upgrading IT equipment through remarketing old devices. […]

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