Information Security & Document Destruction for Hotels & Hospitality

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The hotel industry has seen numerous data breaches in the last few years. While it has been networks and POS systems that were hardest hit, many hotel operators overlook a more common, low-tech threat to their information security: paper documents.

According to Trustwave Global Security Report, the fourth largest share of breach incidents happened to the Hospitality Industry, affecting both the large chains as well as smaller and single properties.

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Protecting confidential information isn’t just a best practice, it’s the law!

Like most industries that work with private and confidential information, the Hotel industry is no different. And laws designed to protect identities, financial data, and personal privacy come with strict rules and strong fines.

Here are a just few of the information security laws that apply to your industry. The Federal Trade Commission and other federal government entities can bring an investigative action against a hotel and impose penalties, if not complied with the law.

Bill 198

Set up to monitor internal financial operations and reporting to improve the accuracy and reliability of financial disclosures. The act requires secure document retention and destruction – to better protect against corporate and accounting fraud.

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards

Aims to enhance security for consumers by setting guidelines for any company that accepts, stores, processes, or transmits credit card information. The act focuses on improving payment security throughout the transaction process created by the major payment card brands.

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

Governs how private sector organizations collect, use, and disclose personal information. The act requires organizations to adopt secure physical destruction of personal information to safeguard against any loss, theft, or unauthorized access.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Protects the personal data and privacy of EU citizens and applies to all companies, whether they operate in the EU or outside, that store or use any information about EU citizens.

Bill 198

Set up to monitor internal financial operations and reporting to improve the accuracy and reliability of financial disclosures. The act requires secure document retention and destruction – to better protect against corporate and accounting fraud.

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards

Aims to enhance security for consumers by setting guidelines for any company that accepts, stores, processes, or transmits credit card information. The act focuses on improving payment security throughout the transaction process created by the major payment card brands.

Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)

Governs how private sector organizations collect, use, and disclose personal information. The act requires organizations to adopt secure physical destruction of personal information to safeguard against any loss, theft, or unauthorized access.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Protects the personal data and privacy of EU citizens and applies to all companies, whether they operate in the EU or outside, that store or use any information about EU citizens.

Learn to recognize the risks.

Most people fail to identify confidential information correctly. While obvious things like photocopies of a guest’s drivers’ license are quickly flagged, equally common items like a booking confirmation or a reward program statement might get missed.

If you create, collect, or dispose of these types of documents, you and your hotel could be at risk for an information breach.

  • Booking Information
  • Conference Room
  • Presentation Leave Behinds
  • Credit Card Slips
  • Guest Itineraries
  • Boarding Passes
  • Reward Program Statements
  • HR Documents
  • Financial Reports
  • Guest Personal Records
  • Customer Receipts

The Shred-it Advantage: Leading in Secure Document Destruction

Shred-it protects organizations' information for their people, customers and brands. With 30 years of experience, our primary focus on document security helps ensure your confidential information remains confidential. We offer paper, hard drive, and speciality shredding services. 

Service Reliability

With the largest shredding fleet and the largest service footprint in North America, we are where you are. 

Security Expertise

With the most NAID AAA certified mobile/on-site and plant-based facilities, we keep your information safe. 

Customer Experience

With the highest customer satisfaction among all vendors, we are 100% committed to your protection and satisfaction.

Don’t Underestimate the Risk of a Paper-based Data Breach

42%

of disclosed data breaches were physical—including document theft—in 2021

Verizon, Data Breach Investigation Report, 2021.

4 out of 10

business leaders

rate the risk of an attempted data breach in the next 12 months as a ‘4’ or ‘5’ on a 5-point risk scale

Stericycle, Data Protection Report, 2021.


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The 2021 Shred-it Data Protection Report (DPR) goes into depth to analyze the perceptions and practices around information security across various industries. Learn more about how businesses can protect their organization from information security threats.

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