Other Texas Laws
Health Insurance Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA) HIPAA
is a federal law enacted to prevent breaches and abuses, and unauthorized access of private health information. HIPAA puts very strict guidelines on the healthcare industry to ensure that healthcare organizations are responsible for the secure disposal of patient information. HIPAA is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and it is enforced by the U.S. Office of Civil Rights. HIPAA applies to any and all organizations or individuals who retain or collect health related information. Failure to destroy health information is no longer reasonable or acceptable and there are significant consequences. Secure On-Site Shredding provides HIPAA compliant destruction of medical records, patient documents, and more. We also provide HIPAA compliance training for you and your office.
The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) GLBA
includes provisions to protect consumers’ personal financial information held by financial institutions. The term “financial institutions” includes not only banks, securities firms, and insurance companies, but also companies providing other types of financial services and products to consumers. GLBA requires banks to develop privacy notices and provide customers with the option of prohibiting the sharing of their confidential information with third parties. On July 1, 2001, GLBA was amended to require that financial institutions have a comprehensive, written information security program, which includes the proper destruction of documents. Secure On-Site Shredding provides GLBA-compliant on-site document shredding and can provide related training for your employees.
The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA) FACTA
mandates that businesses properly dispose of documents containing consumer information. Businesses are required to take proper and appropriate measures to destroy all consumer reports in such a manner that they cannot be reconstructed or reread. Non-compliance with FACTA constitutes a violation of the law and can result in fines, class action lawsuits, and legal enforcement actions brought by federal and state authorities. Secure On-Site Shredding provides FACTA-compliant on-site document shredding and can provide training