As a business manager or owner, it is your responsibility to properly store and safely dispose of any records containing personally identifiable information. Personally identifiable information is a specific category of information that is associated with an individual person (employee, donor, patient, customer, student, etc) and can include items like:   Social Security Number Passport…

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This past weekend we partnered with Wesley United Methodist Church and the Leukemia and Lymphoma society of Augusta to benefit the annual Light the Night Walk, a charity event focused on raising funds for research and treatments for those with blood cancers.   Our event offered secure destruction services in exchange for a donation to…

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Tips for maintaining document security throughout the year It’s hard to believe that we are already half way through the year. It’s not unusual for a lot of those business goals and objectives we set in January to take a backseat to the everyday tasks that your business requires; but mid-year is a great time…

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It’s no secret that information security and privacy practices are front of mind for most businesses and consumers these days. Whether your records are digital or hard copy, ensuring that they are protected throughout their useful life should always be top of mind. However, best practices for information security shouldn’t be thrown out the door…

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As theft of personal or financial information continues to grown, so does the importance of protecting the private information of your business or organization, which is why we want to share 5 easy tips with you today to help keep your records secure.   STEP 1: Develop a Record Retention Policy Having a plan in…

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As information security continues to be a concern, more businesses and consumers are turning to secure shredding as a way to protect their hard-copy information. At Augusta Data Storage we offer a variety of solutions to fit the secure shredding needs of companies, both large and small, as well as Augusta, GA area residents. Whether…

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The easy answer is “everyone!” That answer probably leaves you wondering what your business, or you personally, might be holding on to that would require secure destruction. Did you know that for businesses, any information that is considered to be “personally identifiable information” should be securely shredded and the destruction date logged? The secure shredding…

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Ever wonder what happens to your documents after you place them into your secure shred bins from Augusta Data Storage?  Here is a behind the scenes look at our shredding process and where your paper goes when it leaves your office!     Our customers have the convenience of scheduling shred pick-ups on a customized schedule,…

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The landscape of information security changes every day, and over the course of our 25 years in the records management industry, Augusta Data Storage has evolved to serve the various challenges that our customers face each day. We recognize that keeping your information safe is about more than providing a safe storage facility or even…

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