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Outsmart Dumpster Divers

In 2010 NAID contracted an investigation group to conduct an audit of information found in 50 Toronto dumpsters over a span of 2 months.

They found:

  • 14% of the garbage contained confidential information.
  • 75% of the doctor’s offices had personal financial or medical information in their trash.
  • 20% of the healthcare sector – which includes doctor’s offices, hospitals, pharmacies, testing labs and extended care facilities – were found to be discarding personal information in a publicly accessible manner.

Thieves frequently target dumpsters in order to steal personal information that they can sell. (Source: Toronto Sun October 28, 2010)

All of this could have been prevented if these offices had implemented a Standard Operating Procedure for the safe storage and timely destruction of sensitive records. Our Shred All Policy is a great guide to make sure all your employees know how to handle all the records that your business deals with on a daily basis.

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in, day out.”—R. Collier

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