FREE Community Shredding Event - Saturday March 21, 2015
The Southern Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in partnership with Mobile Record Shredders will be hosting free community document shredding services as part of the annual Small Business Expo & Community Marketplace scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2015.
Free document shredding services will be offered from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Pueblo Convention Center parking lot, located at 320 Central Main Street in downtown Pueblo. Donations will be accepted and will go to SBDC for business developments services provided to community.
The free event will provide the Pueblo community with a safe and secure resource to shred their confidential personal and business documents just in time for Spring cleaning, in a convenient downtown location with drive-up services available.
Saturday, March 21st
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pueblo Convention Center
320 Central Main St, downtown Pueblo
How did shredding become a reality?
It was once extremely uncommon for documents to be shredded by non-government entities. Until a 1984 Supreme Court case ruled that information can be seized through a defendants trash receptacle without warrant. As soon as this ruling was made this became a very large concern about liability and the vulnerabilities that it was creating for those not properly destroying their documents.
The United States Federal Trade Commission estimates that over 9 million cases of identity theft occurs per year. It is recommended by the federal government that individuals defend themselves against identity theft by shredding any document that contains personal information.
Furthermore, privacy laws such as HIPPA, FACTA, and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, require companies to properly destroy personal documents to avoid the unauthorized disclosure of personal information. If these documents are not properly destroyed, the law now says it carries both criminal and civil implications if not properly destroyed.
The following documents are examples of what should be shred:
- Social Security Cards
- Birth Certificates
- Copies of Wills
- Death Certificates
- Marriage Licenses
- Divorce Papers
- Military Records
Shred for your safety, yourself, and your employees. Contact us for more information about how we can help save you.