In many cases when it comes to medical, financial or simply confidential consumer information, proper destruction and disposal is not optional, it’s the law! Some of the more high profile laws are mentioned below with links for your reference.
HITECH Act 2009
Texas Information Disposal Act /Attorney General of Texas
GLB and Auto Dealers
GLB for Financial Institutions Safeguarding Consumer Information
FACTA: The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
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