HIPAA Privacy And Security Requirements For Patient Communication Via Text Messages and E-Mails

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HIPAA Privacy And Security Requirements For Patient Communication Via Text Messages and E-Mails (via PR Newswire)

83% of physicians are using smart phones (especially for texting) as a way to communicate with colleagues, patients and hospital staffs. Though quick, texting can increase your liabilities if not done compliantly. HIPAA Privacy And Security Requirements…


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How Identity Theft Victims Can End Up Jailed

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How Identity Theft Victims Can End Up Jailed (via Identity Theft 911 blog)

When ordinary people become victims of identity theft, the legal repercussions can be enormous. To make matters worse, some victims not only have to deal with financial fraud but also face the risk of being jailed for crimes they didn’t even commit.…


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Top 5 Valentine’s Day Scams

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Top 5 Valentine’s Day Scams (via Identity Theft 911 blog)

Cupid has some competition this Valentine’s Day: Scammers are taking aim at your heart and pocketbook with scams that can lead to identity theft and more. Beware of these five sweetheart swindles and follow our expert tips to protect yourself: Infected…


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The 10 Dumbest Risks People Take With Their Smartphones

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The 10 Dumbest Risks People Take With Their Smartphones (via Identity Theft 911 blog)

If you think of your smartphone as just a phone, rather than a very powerful mini-computer that happens to make phone calls, you may be cruising for a world of pain. That’s because the amount of sensitive data many of us store on our phones is truly…


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5 Tips for Target Breach Victims

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5 Tips for Target Breach Victims (via Identity Theft 911 blog)

Target shoppers maybe at risk of identity theft if they made purchases at the popular retailers from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15. Data from more than 40 million credit and debit cards was stolen during that peak holiday shopping period, according to reports.…


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Senate Committee Looks To Regulate Private Data Collection Firms

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Senate Committee Looks To Regulate Private Data Collection Firms (via Identity Theft 911 blog)

A new report released by the Senate Commerce Committee highlighted privacy protection concerns regarding the unregulated methods private data collection companies use to obtain the public’s information, Time magazine reported. Many consumers may not…


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End of year Document Shredding

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Recycling without destroying = Liability

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Everyone has turned on the local news to see some local company that improperly discarded client’s files in the dumpster.  Most of the time it is an employee who did not receive the proper training.  It comes down to poor business practices.  Another poor business practice is recycling without destroying.  We see it on a daily basis.  Loading docks all over the city with unlocked recycling bins waiting for pick-up.  These recycling bins are filled with company proprietary information along with their client’s personal and confidential information.  Any individual walking the street has complete and legal permission to rifle through these containers and take whatever they find.  Pretty scary right?  Not as scary as what the recyclers do with the contents of those bins.

Recyclers tell their clients that when paper is recycled it is destroyed during the process.  This is true.  What recyclers do not tell their clients is the route the paper takes to be recycled.  Recyclers will send their transfer trucks around the city to collect paper deposited in their containers.  The transfer trucks return to their facilty where they unload the paper into the balers.  Information is baled fully intact and staged for shipment.

China and Mexico are the largest purchasers of raw material to be recycled.  That is correct, those bales with company and personal information land on the docks of foreign countries perfectly intact.  You are probably saying “there has to be laws against such things!”  We have many laws on how sensative information is to be maintainted and destroyed.  From HIPAA, Gramm-Leech-Bliley, FACTA, Sarbanes-Oxley and the Texas Business Commerce Code, regulators have worked hard to protect the consumer.  The fact is that many companies believe they are destroying because they have not been given the correct information in regards to recycling.  There are plenty of good companies for Houston shredding services.  Please visit http://www.naidonline.org/ to find a directory of companies.  Shredding is very cost effective and not only protects your company, but it protects your clients who have put their trust in you.

On-Site Shred is a local Veteran owned mobile document destruction firm.  Serving Greater Houston and the surrounding areas;  On-Site Shred performs pulverized shredding and issues a certificate of destruction with every job.

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