Sarbanes-Oxley ActIn 2002, SOX was enacted after the Enron and Worldcom financial scandals with the primary intent of increasing corporate responsibility and financial reporting while combating corporate and accounting fraud.
Does SOX Apply To You?Sarbanes-Oxley Act applies to public companies based in the United States or traded on US stock exchanges. If SOX applies, you are required to have a record and information management policy. Companies should create formal written policies and procedures outlining the process and identifying the specific tasks and roles within the process, including procedures related to document destruction and how the company would stop document destruction if anticipating an investigation.
Does SOX Have Teeth?Sarbanes-Oxley Act comes with some strict penalties. Section 802 stipulates up to 20 years imprisonment and/or fines.
What To Do?Don't get caught being careless with your customers sensitive information. Smarter Shredding can help you create the appropriate formal written policies and procedures and secure all confidential documents until it's time for your regular shredding service. At that time, we can securely shred and destroy all of your customers confidential documents, including paper documents, cd's, dvd's, thumb drives, computer backups, hard drives and any other format you may have stored this information on.
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Smarter Shredding has streamlined the process and simplified everything. We adhere to the most secure shredding process available, shortening the chain of custody, and reducing risk of loss or theft to as close to 0% as possible. How? All your documents are placed into a secure 96 gallon cart and then immediately taken to our trucks to be shredded. Our secure process ensures 100% destruction every single time. It's fast, easy, and ridiculously affordable.