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Cases of Sensitive Patient Information Found in Dumpsters

December 18, 2013

Improper disposal of patient records is a common HIPAA violation. Here are a few excerpts from cases that have occurred recently:  Unshredded patient documents from the Maine VA Medical Center were found in a dumpster last month in Augusta, Maine. A spokesman from the medical center said no information had been stolen… A man was found […]

Do Consumers Go Back to a Business That Didn’t Protect Their Identity?

November 19, 2013

Two-thirds of U.S. adults would not return to a business if that business compromised their personal information, according to a recent study conducted by Harris Interactive.  The research was conducted in August among 2,061 adults ages 18 and older. When asked which types of organizations patrons would stop doing business with if their personal data […]

AccuShred’s “Shred Cancer” Program Raises Over $35,000 for Northwest Ohio Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure

October 30, 2013

Now in its third year, program making big impact on fight against breast cancer. (Toledo, Ohio, October 30, 2013): AccuShred, an information destruction and electronics recycling company headquartered in Toledo, has announced that its “Shred Cancer” program has raised over $35,000 for Northwest Ohio Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure since its launch in […]

Learning From Four Cases of Corporate Identity Theft

July 5, 2013

One of the main ideas behind document destruction is to protect the data of your clients to avoid it being used for nefarious purposes. However, there’s another side to the equation. Sensitive data can also be used against businesses themselves, with third parties targeting not a company’s clients, but its employees. Sometimes, an entire company […]

What Laws Govern Document Destruction, and Why Do They Exist?

June 21, 2013

Some don’t realize that, apart from being a matter of security, the need for  document destruction is in fact enforced by law. There are certain situations where the process is not only recommended, but mandatory, and without prior knowledge of these scenarios your business could easily find itself in hot water. As such, it is […]

The Importance of Utilizing a Secure Shredding Company

June 14, 2013

If you run a business, chances are good that over the course of a year you throw away a great deal of once significant paperwork. Time cards, accident reports, health records, client contact information, financial records… all of it is either stored or tossed aside, and though there probably isn’t an organized industry in this […]

AccuShred Launches “Shred Cancer” Program to Support

August 16, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AccuShred Launches “Shred Cancer” Program to Support Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northwest Ohio Affiliate Company introduces Pink Shred Bins to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer. (Toledo, Ohio, August 16, 2011):  AccuShred, an information destruction and electronics recycling company headquartered in Toledo, has introduced “Shred Cancer”, an innovative […]

Toledo-Based AccuShred Acquires Metro Secure Shred

June 28, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toledo-Based AccuShred Acquires Metro Secure Shred Purchase expands information destruction company’s client base in Ohio, Michigan (Toledo, Ohio, June 28, 2011):  AccuShred, an information destruction and electronics recycling company headquartered in Toledo, has acquired Metro Secure Shred, a mobile document shredding company based in Temperance, Michigan.  The acquisition makes AccuShred one of […]

AccuShred New Hires Add to “Green Team”

June 11, 2011

(Toledo, Ohio – June 11, 2008) Nate Segall, Vice President of AccuShred, a Toledo, Ohio-based data destruction company, has announced Jeff Green and Ian Mikolajczak have joined the staff of the organization to further enhance its role as a leader in information protection, recycling, and green technology. “Jeff and Ian come to AccuShred with differing […]

AccuShred Graduates Two From Shred School

September 20, 2009

AccuShred Employees Learn About Industry, Network With Experts by Jeff Green AccuShred’s Matt Freed and Jeff Green are the two most recent graduates of Shred School, a seminar put on by Total Training Solutions of Spartanburg, South Carolina. The pair spent several days learning about the document destruction industry and enjoying “Southern Hospitality.” The now […]