Would you trust your investments to a large bank that discarded thousands of bank client files, with all of the attendant personal and financial information, into a dumpster at the back of their corporate offices?
You probably picked this instance up in the news media like many thousands of others, understand that that particular bank is struggling to recover form the bad press it received ‘til this day.
As has been stated on this site in the section, Dumpster Divers, casually discarding information can result in corporate Hari Kiri, with the potential attendant bad press, crippling fines, and the possibility of generating a multitude of illegal, and fraudulent crimes, such as Identity Theft.
Casually discarding personal, private information is not merely a crime, it is a serious statement as to what kind of corporate citizen you are.
On-site shredding services are cost effective without taking into account the kind image damage, and business disruption that this kind of illegal dumping can cause.
And it’s not about the potential of such a disaster; it’s about the possibility, and how easily it can be eliminated.