Information Security & Document Destruction for Law Firms

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Law firms are warehouses of confidential and private information. While many firms are taking effective steps to safeguard their confidential information, some aren’t.

Protecting your law firm from the risk and penalties of an information security breach means more than just protecting your clients’ documents. If you have financial reports, human resource forms, or payroll statements, your firm could be at risk of fines, lost revenue, and the loss of reputation should any of your confidential information get into the wrong hands.

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

Like most other organizations, law firms are expected to take measures to protect and secure private and confidential information. There are laws designed to protect identities, financial data, and personal privacy that come with strict rules and strong fines.

In addition to state and professional regulations governing information privacy, here are a few of the key information security laws that apply to law firms.

US Patriot Act

Helps law enforcement identify, disrupt, and prevent terrorist acts and money laundering activities by encouraging cooperation among law enforcement, regulators, and financial institutions to share information. It created obligations for financial institutions to have adequate procedures to identify and maintain records of customer account information.

The Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act

Amends the Federal criminal code to establish penalties for aggravated identity theft for misuse of private information. Individuals caught and convicted of identity theft will receive 2 to 5 years of imprisonment.

Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Is an act set up for publicly traded companies to protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate financial disclosures. The act also 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.

US Patriot Act

Helps law enforcement identify, disrupt, and prevent terrorist acts and money laundering activities by encouraging cooperation among law enforcement, regulators, and financial institutions to share information. It created obligations for financial institutions to have adequate procedures to identify and maintain records of customer account information.

The Identity Theft Penalty Enhancement Act

Amends the Federal criminal code to establish penalties for aggravated identity theft for misuse of private information. Individuals caught and convicted of identity theft will receive 2 to 5 years of imprisonment.

Sarbanes-Oxley Act

Is an act set up for publicly traded companies to protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate financial disclosures. The act also 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.

Learn to recognize the risks.

Most people fail to identify confidential information correctly. If you create, collect, or dispose of these types of documents, you and your firm could be at risk for an information breach.

  • Client Financial Documents
  • Client Credit Reports
  • Bank Statements
  • Personal Financial Statements
  • Client Contracts
  • Personal Records
  • Your Firm’s Financial Statements
  • HR Document

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 2020 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.