What documents should you shred?

Although we live in a digital age, paper still has a significant role to play in the record keeping processes of many businesses. Keeping track of paper documents can be tricky however, and there’s a significant risk of identify theft if those documents end up in the wrong hands.

You can start to minimise the risks by implementing a system of shredding sensitive documents that are no longer needed. Consider destroying anything that contains personal or financial information that could identify an employee or customer.

The types of business document that you should shred include:

  • Tax returns
  • Photo IDs
  • Bank statements
  • Voided cheques
  • Employee pay stubs
  • Credit card information
  • Copies of sales receipts
  • Documents containing sensitive information such as name, address, phone number or email
  • Employment records
  • Medical records
  • Utility bills

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