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The following information is from the Federal Trade Commission. Form more information please visit their web site. Click on the link to view more detailed information.

FACTA Disposal Rule went into
Effect June 1, 2004

A new federal rule will require businesses and individuals to take appropriate measures to dispose of sensitive information derived from consumer reports. Any business or individual who uses a consumer report for a business purpose is subject to the requirements of the Disposal Rule, a part of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA), which calls for the proper disposal of information in consumer reports and records to protect against “unauthorized access to or use of the information.” [full article]

Is your company keeping information secure?

Are you taking steps to protect personal information? Safeguarding sensitive data in your files and on your computers is just plain good business. After all, if that information falls into the wrong hands, it can lead to fraud or identity theft. A sound data security plan is built on five key principles: [full article]

Disposing of Consumer Report Information? New Rule Tells How

In an effort to protect the privacy of consumer information and reduce the risk of fraud and identity theft, a new federal rule is requiring businesses to take appropriate measures to dispose of sensitive information derived from consumer reports. [full article]

Disposing of Consumer Report Information? New Rule Tells How

In an effort to protect the privacy of consumer information and reduce the risk of fraud and identity theft, a new federal rule is requiring businesses to take appropriate measures to dispose of sensitive information derived from consumer reports. [full article]

The National Association For Information Destruction

The following information is from the National Association For Information Destruction. Form more information please visit their web site. Click on the link to view more detailed information.

  • Every Business Has Information That Requires Destruction
  • Stored Records Should Be Destroyed On A Regular Schedule
  • Incidental Business Records Discarded On A Daily Basis Should Be Protected
  • Recycling Is Not An Adequate Alternative For Information Destruction
  • A Certificate Of Destruction Does Not Relieve A Company From Its Obligation To Keep Information Confidential
  • Most Records Storage Companies Do Not Have The Equipment To Provide Shredding Services
  • Internal Personnel Should Not be Responsible To Destroy Certain Information
  • Information Protection Is A Vital Issue To Senior Management
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