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Tax Season Is Here: What to Shred and What to Keep

Even for those getting refunds, it's not always easy to gear up for tax season. The sheer volume of questions and documents can be enough for anyone to put it off until the last minute. One way that you can streamline the process for yourself (and reduce your odds of identity theft at the same time) is to dispose of the documents that you don't need. How long should you keep your tax returns? We'll look at the recommendations and how you can start dividing the piles so there's less to keep track of. 

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Shred Your Tax Documents With NAID Certified Experts

It’s tax season. That means confidential and sensitive documents are in overflow. Although some documents are more important than others, it’s important to remember identity theft is alive and well. Using a mobile shredding service may be the best thing, especially if your home or business is full of other people’s information. By shredding documents, you save space, time, and money with identity theft protection protocols in place. The best solution to consider is using a professional shredding service.

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Our Media Destruction Process

When you’re considering how to dispose of old technology, one of the hardest things to consider is your hard drive. Hard drive wiping software is useful, but it does not completely erase all the sensitive information that can be compromised. In fact, hard drive destruction is probably the only way you will be able to ensure your information remains confidential and away from hackers or identity thieves who want to cause harm.

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How To Dispose of Old Technology

Many organizations have robust systems in place when it comes to the destruction of documents; perhaps they lock shredding into secure bins; work only with certified vendors; or require shredding to performed on-site for maximum security and peace of mind. However, many small and large business don’t have a similar process in place for technology, like cell phones, hard drives, laptops, tablets, and personal computers, all of which can contain secure information that, if compromised, can be used to harm either the business or it’s stakeholders, like clients and employees. Having a safe and compliant policy outlining the destruction of old technology can protect your business, your employees, and your customers from being targeted or attacked by criminals. In this blog post, we’ll outline the most important components of an electronic data disposal policy and how to choose the right vendor for the job.

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The Dangers of DIY Hard Drive Destruction 

Everything that you do on a device is recorded on the hard drive, making it a very valuable item for criminals. It's not just what you save, but all of the code needed to operate the device, access the network and support any accessory devices. Before cloud storage, hard drives were critical to devices, as they were the primary device to house all the data. However, even now, it's something that you shouldn't take any chances with. When you're done with a hard drive, destroying it on your own isn't recommended. Hard drive destruction cost by a professional company can be worth its weight in gold when you consider the alternatives. 

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Mobile Shredding: Declutter and Reorganize without Leaving Your Home

With COVID on everyone's mind right now, the question has become: How can we get things done without compromising our health and safety? Now is the best time to rid your home of all of the things that you don't need anymore. Not only can it help you start off 2021 with a fresh perspective, but it will also make spring cleaning that much easier to tackle. When you're surrounded by clutter, it can start to impact your mental health. You can quickly begin to feel overwhelmed by the mess, wondering what to even do with it all. We'll tell you why you should make this a priority and how to get it all done. 

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What is a Certificate of Destruction

NAID Certification

When you retain Royal Document Destruction to shred your confidential documents and digital media, you are retaining a company that gives a Certificate of Destruction each time you have something shredded. NAID provides the certificate of destruction for shredding services companies who follow the strict confidentiality laws, including HIPAA and FACTA. NAID audits any company belonging to the organization — with scheduled and surprise audits — to ensure that the companies are properly training their employees and are meeting the requirements of these federal laws.

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Why Shred with a NAID Certified Company

NAID Certification, NAID

The National Association for Information Destruction gives NAID certification to document shredding companies who comply with data protection laws. NAID, formed in 2000, does scheduled and surprise audits on shredding companies to ensure that they are in compliance with the data protection laws. In addition to the audits, companies who wish to be NAID certified must give the organization proof of their written procedures and policies for employee training, regulatory compliance and incident response preparedness. NAID also provides access to the results of the audits.

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The Benefits of Shredding Local

It’s no secret that protecting sensitive data is a huge concern. While there are tons of document destruction companies, having a local shredding company on your team can help save time, money, and provide an additional layer of protection to documents being destroyed. No company wants to run the risk of having internal documents and information compromised. When using a local company, you’re able to build a relationship with the owner and employees to quickly resolve any issues if they arise. You’re also able to monitor what’s going on, including utilizing on-site services if they are available. It’s much easier to run over to a company that’s in town to help solve a problem or utilize your risk management team rather than having to travel long distances. For some organizations, having a document disposal company that’s far away just won’t do.

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