What To Shred
All businesses produce documentation containing sensitive information. Any document or electronic storage device containing personal or sensitive business information, including account information, business records, or financial information, should always be shredded and destroyed to prevent unauthorized access.
Shredding older documents will guarantee the sensitive information contained within these documents will not be exposed to unauthorized individuals, saving your business from a potential breach. Secure shredding also saves your company valuable space and storage charges, removing unnecessary clutter while keeping your business safe.
It is important to keep these items secure and to shred them once they are past the recommended retention period, which is usually between one and seven years.
Documents & Records to Shred
|Document Type||Documents Include|
|Tax Information & Records||
|Bank Information & Records||
|Medical Information & Records||
|Bills & Receipts||
|Hard Drives & Electronics||
Documents & Records to Save
It is important to know what to shred, but it's also important to know what to save. Some personal documents, such as birth certificates and social security cards, should never be shredded or destroyed. Other documents, including bank statements, expense reports and others, should be destroyed only after they are no longer necessary.