Many documents contain sensitive information, which means it isn’t a good idea to just throw them into the trash. Some criminals go through trash to find just this type of data. The best way to prevent this is to shred the documents into pieces too small to be reassembled. One particularly useful way to do so is through the use of a Mobile Shredding service.
Protects Sensitive Information
Shredding anything that has contact information or confidential data will protect the company, its customers and its employees from having their identities stolen or their confidential information used in ways that they wouldn’t approve of. This will make it less likely that the company will suffer from a bad public relations incident or lost business. Properly protecting sensitive information also limits legal liability and the potential to be fined for improperly using sensitive information.
It can be quite time-consuming to shred documents, so having someone else do this will help to free up the time of employees for other, more useful tasks. This is especially true with a mobile service, as the service will come to you rather than you having to transport the materials to be shredded to the company.
May Save Money
While it does cost money to hire a Mobile Shredding service, when factoring in the cost of owning a shredder and making any necessary repairs to it as well as the cost of an employee’s time to do the actual shredding, hiring a service can actually be quite a bit less expensive. Shredders only last so long, especially if a lot of documents needs to be regularly shredded.
In some cases, exactly what has been shredded and when needs to be documented for legal reasons. A professional company will handle this as well, meaning that there will be a complete record of all shredded material that can be used in case it’s necessary to prove that certain confidential really was shredded. This is particularly important in the case of a legal battle or court case in which the documents could be subpoenaed.
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