Attorneys engaged in financial activities of their clients fall under the mandated provisions of the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act (GLB). These activities include real estate closings, financial planning, estate planning or representation of a client in any financial area.
The Safeguarding Provisions of GLB protect consumers’ personal financial information held by financial institutions and requires the secure disposal by shredding of files and records that contain Non-Public Information (NPI) of a financial nature of your clients’.
GLB compliance, in terms of document and electronic media destruction, includes the requirement for financial organizations to do due diligence in choosing a reliable vendor for the secure disposal of NPI.
Attorneys also have to be compliant with Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) if dealing with patient health information (PHI). If attorneys’ files and records contain any medical records then they must comply with the HIPAA provisions for safeguarding and secure disposal of these records.
HIPAA compliance, in terms of document and electronic media destruction, includes the requirement for health organizations to do due diligence in choosing a reliable vendor for the secure disposal of PHI.
SecurShred’s annual AAA certification by the National Association of Information Destruction (NAID) ensures that our employees, facilities, equipment and processes meet stringent security guidelines to ensure HIPPA compliance.