John Daly and Rob Grubaugh

The Best Way To Dispose Of Your Business Documents

Do you have a big paper shredding project in Columbus, and need to learn more about secure document destruction, types of proprietary information, and the laws your business must follow in disposing of confidential information? Royal Document Destruction’s Columbus, Ohio paper industry experts are always available to help! Whether you are a business decision maker or a Central Ohio resident, keeping information secure and staying compliant with document security laws and regulations starts with being informed.

First and foremost, hire a NAID certified shredding company. A shredding company that has achieved certification by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), is the best way to ensure that the highest shredding industry practices, and all laws and regulations are surpassed. Whether the paper shredding service is done on a mobile shred truck, or you choose off-site shredding, hiring a Columbus NAID certified shred provider means your business is handling documents correctly.

To take it one step further, Royal Document Destruction has two Certified Secure Destruction Specialists (CSDS) as recognized by NAID. John Daly and Rob Grubaugh have demonstrated the highest degree of expertise in data destruction operations, regulatory compliance, information security, and risk management, and they pass along their extensive knowledge and expertise to customers. John Daly and Rob Grubaugh have achieved this certification through extensive study and the passing of an exam which ensures their in-depth, industry knowledge, and mandatory continuous education.

Since CSDS credentials require ongoing education, Columbus, Ohio businesses working with a CSDS professional know they are staying abreast of all the latest regulatory requirements and shredding industry advancements. Your Columbus, Ohio business will benefit from working with the local shredding expert when hiring NAID certified Royal Document Destruction.

Our CSDS shredding experts are dedicated to help your Columbus, Ohio business develop a customized shred program, and keeping you informed about industry changes. Learn about regulations impacting your shredding project, such as GLBA, HIPAA & PHI, file retention laws for all businesses, certified hard-drive destruction requirements, and more.


Types of Proprietary Information Your Columbus Business Should Shred

Trade Secrets and Company Processes

This includes items unique to your business such as manufacturing processes, computer software, production methods, customer lists, formulas, marketing strategies, equipment processes, customer service strategies, recipes, and more.


Any industry specific research falls under the category of proprietary information. This varies, depending on the industry, but it is critical to keep confidential. (Only fully funded taxpayer-supported research is now considered non-proprietary and is immediately available to the American public at no cost.)

Salary, Personnel and Financial Information

Public companies are required to disclose a significant portion of their financial information to shareholders. Employees of privately held companies are allowed to disclose their own salaries, but a business cannot share this information. Salary structure and relevant information is proprietary. Therefore, all private companies and partnerships have financial, employee and personnel information that is considered proprietary.

Employee Knowledge, Processes, and Skills

An employee’s knowledge, work schedule, or specific skill set is often industry specific, but is probably information that your company doesn’t want to disclose. Columbus, Ohio businesses would want to keep this type of valuable information from their competition.


Legal Requirements Regarding Paper Shredding

It is essential to account for laws like HIPAA, GLBA, and FACTA in document shredding policies. A NAID certified CSDS shredding expert will be able to explain, among other things, some of the most important considerations for your shredding program, such as:

  • Route Security/ Facility Security
  • Destruction Timing Requirements
  • Shred Size Requirements
  • Record Retention Guidelines
  • Compliance With All Relevant National Regulations and Laws
  • Obtaining Certificates of Destruction


Keep Your Proprietary Information Secure with NAID certified Royal Document Destruction

Royal Document Destruction is the Columbus, Ohio paper shredding expert and has been in business since 1995. Leading Central Ohio corporations, hospitals, law offices, accounting firms, privately held businesses of all sizes, and residents, all rely on Royal Document Destruction for secure, guaranteed NAID certified shredding services. With two CSDS professionals, call Royal Document Destruction’s Columbus, Ohio office at 614-751-9731 to find the best, personalized shredding solutions available.

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