safety, security, and peace-of-mind for your business, there is now
one more reason to shred your documents...
It's the LAW!
Assembly Bill 2246, authored by Assemblyman Howard Wayne (D-San Diego),
protects consumers from identity theft by requiring that business owners
dispose of customer or tenant records to make them unreadable or indecipherable.
According to experts, victims of identity theft spend an average 175
hours and $808 (not including attorney fees) to fix their problems,
and one way criminals gain access to personal information is through
corporate "dumpster diving."
California Assembly Bill 2246
||Destruction of records by businesses
||1798.81: A business shall take all reasonable steps to destroy,
or arrange for the destruction of a customer's records within its
custody or control containing personal information which is no longer
to be retained by the business by (1) shredding, (2) erasing, or (3)
otherwise modifying the personal information in those records to make
it unreadable or undecipherable through any means.
1798.82: (a) Any customer injured by a violation of this title
may institute a civil action to recover damages. (b) Any business
that violates, proposes to violate, or has violated this title may
be enjoined. (c) The rights and remedies available under this section
are cumulative to each other and to any other rights and remedies
available under law.