Can Your Personal Information Really be at Stake?
In the last year we have seen many instances where documents have been found in dumpsters or document disposal was not thorough enough. These cases result in negative publicity for the company at fault but what’s more than that is the personal records that have been exposed.
Recently, Time Magazine published an article stating that breaches of your personal data are up 20% this year, “10.9 million personal records have already been exposed this year.”
So if everyone is aware of information protection laws, why is this still happening? The negative impacts of negligence or information hacking resulted identity theft increases, “13.1 million people were victims of identity fraud in 2013, up from 10.2 million in 2010.”
For BEST Shredding this means that no stone should go unturned. Ensure that if you have a business you are taking all the measures you can to protect your customers and if you are a consumer, ensure that you only chose to do business with organizations that ensure that your personal information is protected.
For more information on Time Magazines article visit: http://time.com/2953428/data-breaches-identity-theft/
To learn about Canada’s privacy protection laws visit: http://victoriashredding.com/certifications/privacy/