As security incidents continue to threaten businesses, it is crucial to employ appropriate document retention and destruction strategies. Many states require business to take all reasonable steps to destroy records by shredding, erasing, or otherwise modifying the personal information to make it unreadable or undecipherable. Additionally, there are a number of state laws that require businesses to maintain reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information to protect from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
Scott & Scott develops information management solutions that not only comply with appropriate state and federal regulations, but also encourage entities to manage the information responsibly, appropriately prioritize and fund information management initiatives, and effectively mitigate risks. We help businesses carefully assess and determine information to keep, how to secure the information, and when and how to destroy or discard information. Scott & Scott also develops document retention and disposal policies that adhere to the relevant state and federal privacy laws and any appropriate industry standards or safeguards rules.