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Confidential Documentation

Source: NAID 72% of confidential information in the hands of businesses and professionals September 13, 2011 just in rubbish bins. AID, international organization nonprofit that aims to promote the safe destruction of confidential information, has conducted an investigation during the months of June and July 2011 in order to know whether Spanish companies comply with the data protection act regarding the handling of sensitive data. Fifty organizations of four representative sectors that handle sensitive data from customers and users were selected for this study. Financial health central administration and local general category during the investigation carried out in these companies were located, without properly, treat confidential information relating to clients and users as: medical records of minors, results of analyses with data that identify the patient, clinical histories of patients undergoing psychological treatment, listings of delinquent with first and last names, addresses, phones, outstanding debt and current account numbers, million dollar investments with detailed information of the account, the name and address of the investor, complete data with identification and account number of the monthly income of company in the tourist sector and up to Curriculum vitae with all kinds of details, including a photocopy of DNI, of workers of companies dedicated to high security. The figures that emerge from the study by NAID in Spain show that companies and institutions of disposed of confidential documents without treating it properly and according to current legislation, thus publicly exposing information that should be treated as strictly confidential. Some relevant figures drawn from the research: 100% of the studied companies generates confidential documentation. 72% Of the investigated companies gets rid of confidential information from clients and companies without being properly treated. 75% Of the investigated banks get rid of personal information / confidential without being properly treated. 50% Of the investigated medical centers get rid of confidential information without being previously treated.