Now That’s A Fine!

Good day to all Shred360 fans! Shred360 would like to take this opportunity to bring your office up to speed on some changing rules pertaining to your secure documents.

Senator Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Schumer (D-NY) have introduced new initiatives to dramatically increase the potential consequences to organizations that improperly discard sensitive information, as quoted by Bob Johnson the executive Director of NAID in the Shredder Industry Report, Fall 2009.

Also, we would like to inform you on some changes relating to HIPAA. This act was developed to protect Patient Health Information (PHI). The State’s Attorney Generals office will now be enforcing this act. The fines were 25K per incident and have now been increased up to 1.5M per incident. These fines are mandatory if the incident is found to have been willful neglect. This act also requires written policies to be in place at your office.

The safeguard of proprietary information can not and should not be taken likely. Please do your part to make sure your office is compliant with the rules.