News & Updates

  • What is a Certificate of Destruction?

    As a responsible business owner, you naturally want to do all you can to protect confidential customer data and comply with all applicable consumer privacy laws, as well as any industry regulations (HIPAA, FACTA, etc.) that affect your company.  However, like many aspects of business operations, you may have to outsource your data destruction and […]

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  • COVID-19 Data Breach in South Dakota Under FBI Investigation

    Data breaches are nothing new, with companies large and small under attack across the U.S., and the world.  According to Norton, 2019 saw an estimated 3,800 data breaches disclosed, leaving over 4.1 billion records exposed.  Some of the largest breaches impacted financial institutions, entertainment outlets, government entities, and healthcare agencies, among other industries. In 2020, we’ve already […]

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  • Purge Shredding: What is It and When You Should Do It

    Businesses large and small generate a range of documents.  Even companies that have largely gone paperless may still have to keep hard copies of certain types of records, such as tax filings (including original documents), contracts, invoices and payments, employee records, and certain types of customer data.  Often, these records must be maintained for a […]

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  • Making Sure Your Medical Record Shredding Practices are HIPAA Compliant

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996 with the goal of protecting privileged individual health information, while still allowing necessary health information to be shared for the purposes of providing high quality health care.  This act sets very strict standards for how individual health information should be protected by those it is […]

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  • Companies Fail to Properly Destroy Data

    According to a study released by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) in 2017, 40% of devices resold to the public still contained personally identifiable information (PII).  The study reviewed 250 devices available through public resale channels, and relied only on downloadable software, in a process described as unsophisticated, in order to access PII.  This led […]

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  • Are Your Data Destruction Practices Outdated?

    Chances are good that your North Dakota business already has some data destruction practices in place.  In this day and age, the threat of data breach is enough to make even small operations wary of going unprotected or letting sensitive consumer information fall into the wrong hands. As a result, you have probably adopted a […]

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  • NEW Customer Portal is Live!

    SEAM is  excited to announce that the new customer portal has officially launched! With the move to our new facility, we have upgraded our reporting and tracking capabilities and are proud to share these benefits with our customers.  As we move forward, we will continue to improve and optimize the new portal experience as we […]

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  • The Danger of Being Careless about Document Shredding in a Medical Office

    With the growth of electronic medical records (EMRs), many healthcare practices and facilities are moving away from purely physical records and into the realm of digital record keeping.  This is made possible by advances in technology that ensure secure storage and access to digital records for healthcare professionals and patients alike. That said, many offices […]

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  • Prevent Fraud by Shredding Important Documents

    Fraud, a criminal act that includes the use of deception for personal gain, has become even more prevalent in the internet era, thanks to the proliferation of digital data.  This is why so many North Dakota and South Dakota companies have turned to measures like robust firewalls, anti-virus programs, password protection, encryption, VPNs, and more […]

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