The Dreadful Consequences of Improper Data Destruction

In 2011, documents containing information on NYPD’s counterterrorism were found and posted on the Internet.

In 2014, Safeway, Inc. improperly disposed of customers’ medical information. Instead of moving the documents, they just threw them out.

In 2016, multiple NFL players’ medical information was stolen out of a personal trainer’s locked car.

What do all of these incidents have in common? A paper trail.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), breaches of paper records still account for as many as 31% of security breaches. That’s right, over 30% of all data breaches occur from not disposing of records properly (source).

This data may make you feel uneasy. What can you do to protect yourself and your company from security breaches? The answer is simple. You can properly dispose of your paper files.

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