Local businesses in the South Bay are at the forefront of technology and innovation in business. Our local businesses were coming becoming “paperless” long before than the rest of the world. This is a great improvement over the way business has been traditionally conducted in offices with large heavy file cabinets full of documents and paper laying about.
Paper is still used predominantly in places where customers come in and sign contracts for services. So, although we are moving away from paper, there is still a need for it. Because we use paper in offices, we also have a need for business shredding. Los Gatos has access to convenient, reliable and secure document destruction which
Reducing the demand for paper is not only good for the environment, it is good for reducing stress levels and making it much easier to concentrate in an office environment. However, this has not changed the fact that offices need to use paper sometimes and when they do, that paper has to be protected.
An increasing awareness of the need to protect consumer privacy has impressed new responsibilities on companies that use protected information in the course of business. To define protected information, it includes virtually anything with a name, address, social security number, medical information, academic records, credit reports, loan information, etc.
Specifically, FACTA, The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 mandates the destruction of documents that contain protected information and cites some but not all of the businesses that are liable for destroying confidential documents. The list includes: consumer reporting companies, lenders, insurers, employers, landlords, government agencies, mortgage brokers, automobile dealers, attorneys or private investigators, debt collectors and individuals who obtain a credit report on prospective nannies, contractors, or tenants, virtually any business in California.
There are many ways that criminals obtain private information, and a very simple step that can protect businesses, their associates and clients is document destruction. There are reliable companies that provide business shredding. Los Gatos local businesses have access to reliable, safe and convenient document destruction centers only a few minutes away.
A shredding center is a convenient location where businesses can bring their documents to be shred and observe the documents as they are destroyed. The other option is to call the business shredding center and they will send a driver out to your location to pick up the documents for destruction.
In order to comply with these mandates, companies have turned to business shredding. Los Gatos now has the convenience of a secure and reliable document shredding service close by. Call Red Dog Shred for your document destruction needs today.