LEGAL ISSUES

Why Shred? It’s the Law.

According to a Texas Legislative Update released in September 2005, identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the country. Texas ranks second behind California in the total number of identity thefts.

The Texas Legislature has specifically enacted the following law to address this issue:

Texas H.B. No. 698 Retention and Disposal of Business Records

Federal Legislation

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003 (FACTA)

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)