We can’t stress enough the importance of properly shredding your documents. These days, we have to be extremely cautious of how we’re disposing documents to ensure all information is kept secure and confidential, especially for document imaging companies.
It’s crucial that we, Microtek, ensure our clients that their documents will be shredded and disposed of properly post document scanning to prevent a case such as the disaster that occurred out of Nassau County, NY.
It was discovered that important police documents were shredded improperly, horizontally instead of vertically, and were used as confetti at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Because the documents were shredded horizontally, people were able to read full lines of secure information that was not to be disclosed to the public.
In order to avoid incidents like this at Microtek, we partner with credible shredding companies that are NAID-certified. The National Association of Information Destruction established a certification program that requires secure and proper document destruction to where it’s physically impossible to piece the documents back together.
If you’re working with a document imaging company that doesn’t partner with a NAID-certified shredding company, you may want to reevaluate your situation. Contact Microtek today if you have additional questions regarding the security of your documents. We’ll be able to help you with any inquiries or concerns.