Paper Shredding Services for Accountant & CPA Offices
BudgetShred offers document destruction services for accountants and CPAs. Compliance with the safeguarding provisions of the Financial Modernization Act of 1999 – better known as the Gramm-Leach Bliley Act, or GLB – is simple, as is the disposal by shredding of files and records that contain your clients’ non-public information (NPI) of a financial nature.
When you hire BudgetShred for your office paper shredding services, compliance with GLB’s safeguarding provisions incurs no additional cost. BudgetShred’s document destruction process is based on Department of Defense guidelines for the destruction of secret and sensitive documents. These guidelines far exceed the destruction guidelines of GLB.
When pursuing the destruction of sensitive information, accountants and CPAs must deal with two issues of compliance. First, they must exert due diligence in choosing a reliable vendor for the disposal of NPI by shredding. They must also give written permission to the vendor to remove NPI for the sole purpose of disposal by shredding. BudgetShred would be in violation of certain provisions of GLB if we did not receive written permission from the generator of NPI (the Accountant or CPA) to possess such documents for paper shredding.
BudgetShred has simplified the due diligence portion of the regulation by supplying the name and phone number of our insurance claims representative, who will verify that BudgetShred has never had an employee dishonesty claim or any suit filed against us for any wrongdoing on our part whatsoever.
BudgetShred also provides a sample Business Associates Agreement, outlining your permission to hand over documents containing NPI for the sole purpose of document shredding.