Are You and Your Vendors FERPA Compliant?

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About FERPA The US Department of Education states, “The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.  This law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the US Department of Education.” […]

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Tax Documents: How Long You Really Need to Keep Them

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Between Jan 1 and April 15 of each year is what is considered by us American’s as tax season. Whether you love it (get a return), or hate it (owe), one thing they both have in common is a lot of paperwork containing your personal information. Birthdates, social security numbers, and banking documents are just […]

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America Recycles Day – 2019

  November 15 is a very busy day this year! Between Applied Imaging’s Annual Tailgate Event for customers and prospects, to Opening Day of Rifle Season in Michigan, to America Recycles Day – there are a lot of options to keep you busy! Lucky for you – you don’t have to choose if you come […]

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What Happens to Paper After It’s Shredded?

Shredding your confidential material keeps your material secure. Seems self explanatory right? But I’m sure you’re probably thinking: What exactly happens to my documents once they are shredded? For the eco-friendly, the expectancy is that your material is recycled. Individuals typically can’t send their shredded material to be recycled because small quantities of paper are […]

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[2 Minute Read] – The Benefits to a Shredding Service

Since all businesses are not the same, shredding needs vary from business to business.  Some businesses will pile up paper work over time and some will only take a few days or due to the sensitivity of their documents will need removal much sooner. That’s where scheduled shredding comes in. Scheduled shredding is a great […]

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A Snapshot into Medical Record Shredding [2 minute read]

Because medical records come in many different forms, and contain loads of personal information such as names and birthdates, addresses, personal financial information, social security numbers, and medical record numbers (MRN’s,) it is imperative that this information does not end up in the wrong hands. With these records having such high volumes of personal information, […]

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Tax Time: What to Shred? What to Keep?

What Tax Documents Do I Need to Shred? With tax season in full swing, you likely have a lot of highly sensitive information on your hands. It’s very important to get your taxes in order, handled, and filed by the looming April deadline. But once that time has passed, what do you do with your […]

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Five Common Paper Shredding Myths

When it comes to protecting your sensitive information and minimizing the chances of identity theft, it pays to know the facts. Although document shredding practices have been proven to decrease privacy breach incidents, many organizations are misinformed about document shredding best practices, which increases their vulnerability to breaches. In this article, we expose five common […]

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Tips and Best Practices for Handling Confidential Material

Confidentiality is key to any business. Breaches of security can come in all forms. The most common are cybersecurity breaches, but have you ever thought about the critical and confidential hard copy information that could be sitting around your office? To avoid breaches of security, all hard copies of confidential information should be contained in a […]

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