Below is a list of some items that should be shredded:
Accounts Payable Information
Accounts Receivable Information
Bank Account Numbers
Brokerage Account Information
Checks and Copies of Checks
Credit Card Numbers
Drivers License Numbers
Educational Scores / Grade Cards
Employee pay or benefits information
Insurance Policy Data
Market Research Information
New Product Information
Profit and Loss Statements
Proposals and Quotes
Social Security Numbers
Laws and Regulations
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) of 1999 – Requires banking and financial institutions across the US to protect the confidentiality and security of consumer data.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1995 – Requires that healthcare organizations across the US be responsible for the secure electronic transmission of patient information and the secure storage and disposal of that information.
The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003 (FACTA) – Added new sections to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, intended primarily to help consumers fight the growing crime of identity theft. Accuracy, privacy, limits on information sharing, and new consumer rights to disclosure are included in FACTA.