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Retention & Shredding Guidelines for Banks

Financial institutions face some of the most stringent rules and regulations regarding retaining and shredding records and documents. Banks and other financial businesses are governed by laws like the Gramm-Leach-Bailey Act (GLBA) and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA) to ensure the safety of customer information. The consequences for violating these rules are…
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Medical Record Shredding Guidelines for New York

If you work in a medical profession, it is important to know how to treat the confidential information found in many medical records.  The New York State Department of Health and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) have strict retention, storage, and shredding guidelines for these type of personally identifiable documents.