Office supply chain recognizes importance of shredding
National office supply chain Office Depot recently announced that it will begin offering shredding services in conjunction with records management firm Iron Mountain.
Under the agreement, shredding will be offered at all 1,100 Office Depot stores throughout the United States. Consumers and business owners can also arrange for the professionals to visit their companies to destroy documents that are no longer needed.
“Information privacy and security are priorities for businesses and consumers alike,” said Doug Balsley, the vice president for secure shredding at Iron Mountain. “Our goal is to make it easier for consumers and small businesses to securely shred their information and keep their confidential information private.
There will be three options for in-store shredding, according to Office Depot and Iron Mountain. People can wait while their documents are shredded, send the information to the records management company for destruction or utilize business shredding services for more comprehensive data protection.
Experts agree that utilizing professionals is best method for destroying old documents. A service provider will ensure that compliance requirements are met and that data is disposed of securely.