It’s one of a Chicago company’s biggest concerns: what to do with sensitive, printed data once it’s no longer needed. Some businesses decide to buy a shredder and shred the materials themselves. Others either generate too much material to do this work themselves or want a more secure solution. Still others are required by government regulations to take specific shredding measures and feel the best way to obtain this compliance is to allow the professionals to handle it.
At CRI, we work with organizations of all sizes that need secure shredding services in Chicago. Our small, hands-on operation ensures your data is destroyed safely and securely by trusted professionals.
Shredding is one of the best ways to protect your business from a data security breach. It should come as no surprise that dumpster diving is alive and well in Chicago. And it’s perfectly legal to do it. Personal and confidential data can be easily obtained by thieves this way if it is not 100% destroyed and you have no recourse against this theft. Personal shredders simply can’t guarantee the level of destruction needed to protect sensitive data. Shredded pages that have been tossed out in the trash can be reassembled by motivated criminals.
Disgruntled or unscrupulous employees have been known to steal confidential company data as well. It’s not uncommon for sensitive data to be under lock and key while in the office, but then simply get tossed in the trash when it’s not needed anymore. Anyone could grab that information and use it for their own purposes. Securing these types of confidential documents on-site in a locked “to be shredded” box and then having a document destruction service come in and destroy them is the best way to ensure that data never leaves your site intact.
Shredding might be required in your industry. Government regulations are forcing more and more businesses to be responsible for protecting their clients’ personal information. Shredding is the best way to ensure this protection.
Our shredding services in Chicago include free recycling of shredded documents. This helps reduce your company’s solid waste output and provides materials for reuse.
In short, shredding:
- Prevents confidential data loss
- Protects against identity theft
- Enhances privacy protection
- Improves legal compliance
- Reduces your company’s environmental impact
What Makes CRI Document Destruction Secure?
The primary reason businesses and individuals shred documents is to prevent sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands. Shredding services like CRI use equipment that makes it impossible for a document to be reassembled, greatly reducing the chances of this data becoming stolen.
We have this function down to a science. Our customized shredding services in Chicago include the collection of sensitive data at your convenience. We will shred your documents and provide you with a certificate of destruction upon completion. This certificate is your insurance that the documents have been destroyed completely. It can also be used to prove to regulators or customers that the data has been destroyed in compliance with regulations.
And of course, our services are discreet and performed by highly-qualified and trained document destruction professionals.
CRI’s Paper Shredding Services In Chicago
If it’s made of paper, we can shred it. Books, banking information, certified documents, loose paper, confidential letters and more.
To learn more about our shredding services in Chicago, contact us at 630-916-1804. We would love to help you develop a shredding solution that reduces the amount of waste generated by your business and meets your document destruction needs at the same time.
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