Our knowledge and understanding of the strict requirements governing confidential information in this electronic age will help you avoid compliance headaches and stay safe. All of ATI SecureDoc’s data destruction procedures observe the privacy laws and regulations set forth on local, state and federal levels. We keep ourselves informed on the rules as they change, and constantly update our policies to comply. Contact ATI Secure Docs today!
Just a few of the regulations we’re up to speed on:
- Graham-Leach Bliley: This “safeguards” rule applies to financial institutions that collect and provide information about their consumers. It requires these entities to design, implement and maintain safeguards to protect that information from misuse.
- Health Insurance Reform: Security and Privacy, Part 164: HIPAA Conformance Certification Organization (HCCO) requires a comprehensive plan for the use, disclosure and protection of Protected Health Information (PHI)
- IRS/Disposal of Federal Tax Information, IRC 6103 (p) (4)(4): This rule protects federal tax returns and return information. It lays out the standards for shredding and destruction, including safeguards throughout the destruction process. It also specifies paper size, orientation and methods for pulverization.
- Federal Information Systems Security Controls: These rules concern the destruction of paper media related to Medicare and Medicaid. They identify standards for the shredding of this information; these standards include cross-cutting for all hard copy data that is no longer needed.
- FTC: Disposal of Consumer Report Information and Records: The FTC disposal rule became effective on June 1, 2005. It cites “burning, pulverizing or shredding” as appropriate ways to dispose of consumer information. The unwanted data must be rendered unreadable or destroyed to the point that it cannot be practicably reconstructed.