Whether you are a teacher, administrative staff member, student committee member, or a volunteer, if you are closely involved in the field of education, you are aware of the huge amounts of physical and digital data that are processed daily. From personal and financial, to medical and education assessment, every institution collects, creates and stores a host of sensitive information pertaining to their staff, faculty, students and their parents/ guardians. Given the confidential nature of this data, a number of privacy protection measures are already in place for the education industry in the US.
Despite all these measures, reports suggest that the education industry accounts for 13% of the total digital information hacks, and this number is growing rapidly with each passing year.
At Crown Information Management, we specialize in industry-specific solutions that safeguard your paper and electronic records through each phase of their lifecycle, including creation, storage and destruction. We offer a number of shredding plans for physical documents, as well as digital media and hard drives, helping you meet and exceed all applicable regulations and industry norms. Our data destruction professionals explain why hiring professional shredding services should be a top priority for the education industry.
Schools, universities, higher education institutions, every organization that is part of the education sector tries to maintain an inclusive culture and a ‘free exchange of information’ mindset. As a result, many institutions shy away from enforcing strict security protocols. Furthermore, the education sector faces other challenges, such as:
It is not only the electronic records that require safeguarding; physical files and records are also potentially unsafe, unless the institution has a formal document management and destruction process in place. In addition to institutionalizing a policy and sensitizing the students and staff, consider hiring a professional shredding service that will help you:
Require a robust records management policy for your educational institution? Want a trusted partner for secure shredding of your physical and digital records? Get in touch with the experts at Crown Information Management today. Call us toll-free at 800-979-9545, or contact us online for a free estimate.
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