One of the ways in which ignoring document shredding protocol may backfire is through identity theft. For individuals, all manner of personal information may be gleaned from credit card receipts, bank statements, and other financial documents. Criminals often seek out these documents specifically from trash bins or other receptacles, and subsequently use this information to harm the finances and credit ratings of their victims.
myDocumentshredding.com the Boston Document destruction organization is warning businesses of the need to protect themselves from the growing threat of employee fraud and importance of complying with MA State Privacy laws.
If you do business in Massachusetts, you know by now that your company will have to abide by the "Massachusetts Encryption Laws." While the rules compromise more than the encryption of personal data, it's expected that a lot of the costs of compliance will be centered around encryption. Compliance is required on or before March 1, 2010.