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7 Creative Ways to Repurpose Shredded Paper During the Holidays

The paper shredded at Confidata’s shredding facilities all gets baled and goes directly to paper mills where it gets recycled into everyday paper products, like toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, etc. Around the holidays, though, we like to get a little whimsical and imagine what we would do with all the shredded paper if it…
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The NIST Cybersecurity Framework for Finance and Medicine

We get a lot of questions about privacy, patient and client data, and why shredding is important, especially now that a lot of data is stored and transmitted electronically. Shredding is of course important for any hard copies of documents containing personally identifiable information, but protecting your client or patient data is more than just…
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How to Design a Financial Safeguards Program

Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the FTC has issued a rule requiring financial institutions to safeguard consumer information. The FTC’s Safeguards Rule applies to both individuals and organizations who provide financial products or services to consumers. These services extend beyond the obvious banking and investment firms to check-cashing, data processors, non-bank lenders, property appraisers, and retail…
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Who Should Be Your Privacy Officer?

  Healthcare Data Confidence Tips from Confidata: Privacy Officers Under HIPAA, every medical office must designate a privacy officer. Depending on the size of your practice, however, you may not need to create a full-time position. Whether your privacy officer is full-time or takes on the responsibility for patient privacy and HIPAA compliance in addition…
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Confidata Guide to HIPAA and PHI

How to protect patient PHI and properly dispose of medical records The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) includes privacy and security rules designed to protect the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of patients, often referred to in medical contexts as Protected Health Information (PHI). These rules require that medical professionals establish protocols for protecting…
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Confidata team posing by their mobile shredding truck at a Saratoga shred event

Upcoming Free Public Shred Events

UPDATED FOR 2019: Confidata is teaming up with some local partners to bring free shred events to the local Albany, Syracuse, Binghampton, and Utica areas during 2019. These shred events are open to the general public, no businesses please. If you are a business looking for shredding services, please contact us for a quote.

Confidata gets “Tee’s Up” for the Chamber of Commerce

Thendara Golf Course provided the backdrop for Confidata’s Chamber Choo Choo Open golf team on August 21. The annual event is among the most popular events for the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce. Golfers were also treated to a train ride to and from historic Union Station and the course.   “Confidata is more than…
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Confidata supports Little Falls Hospital Golf Outing

On August 20, a team from Confidata met at Cedar Lake Golf Club to raise money for Little Falls Hospital, part of the Bassett Healthcare Network. The Bassett Healthcare Network provides services to New Yorkers in a 5,600 square mile region; Little Falls Hospital is Herkimer County’s “only provider of acute inpatient medical care, emergency…
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