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Information Security TIP OF THE WEEK – Shredding Hardcopy PII Files


This week’s tip is a reminder to shred all hardcopy files containing personally identifying information (PII) before you dispose of them. Criminals often go through unguarded garbage cans and recycling bins in an attempt to find documents that contain personally
identifying information (PII).  They can use PII to steal people’s identities, such as of your fellow employees, fellow students, or the patients UTHSC serves. By shredding all hard copy files with PII before you put them in the trash or send them for recycling, you will prevent criminals from accessing confidential data.