Old personal records should always be shredded before being thrown away. If personal files are thrown out without being shredded, it is possible that an identity thief could steal them from the trash. If your records are stored, is it with a secure document facility? Many businesses use a pick-up shredding service to dispose of old documents. Ask how long your records will be kept before they are deleted or destroyed. Companies know that privacy concerns are important to their customers. Data theft is common at universities, medical offices, financial institutions, and other businesses that keep records about you.
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