How Does Shredding Outdated Documents Remove Liability?

Tue, Feb 11, 2014
By: Jacob Gilmore
How Does Shredding Outdated Documents Remove Liability?

Many people rely on important documents as a foundation for their business. Although records can be necessary to prove your company's legitimacy and are helpful to reference, it’s important to recognize when to shred certain documents. No matter the nature of your company, regulations and guidelines apply to how sensitive information should be destroyed. Not only is proper destruction of certain documents required under compliance laws, doing so can also remove liability in certain situations. Take a look at why it's not always better to hold on to information for too long.

Why shred?

For starters, professional shredding protects against identity theft and keeps your information safe from the wrong hands. You wouldn’t want information like client names, financial records, medical records, tax records or credit card receipts accessible by the public. You may be required by law to keep certain records for a period of time, but once documents are outdated and not legally required, shredding them removes any future liability on your part. Simply put, if information no longer exists, it can no longer be referenced.

Certified destruction

Gilmore Services offers secure shredding and a certificate of destruction to ensure your business is in compliance with regulatory guidelines. Our NAID Certification protects your company with secure shredding and our employees are screened and background-checked for extra security.

Why remain liable when you can have documents professionally shredded? Along with a more organized office, you can move forward without outdated information taking up space.  

Getting started is easy. Give us a call or learn more about why your business if better off with a records management company to find out your options.