Trashing or Dumpster Diving, as it is called, refers to rifling garbage in an effort to cull valuable information. It is believed to be the number one method of economic espionage.
Surprise... In and of itself, it is legal.
In the United States, the Supreme Court confirmed that there is no expectation of privacy, or ownership, once an item is left for garbage pickup - not that a law stop a spy anyway.
Scraps of seemingly useless information are synergistically related. The counterespionage process is one of reducing the availability of these puzzle parts. Shredding all waste paper is a major step in the protection process.
Do not entrust bulk wastepaper destruction to paper recyclers unless they can destroy on-site using a truck mounted shredder.
You can receive shredder information directly from manufacturers and distributors...
"How to Choose A Shredder" - Dahle
(Hint: Crosscut not Stripcut. Always.)
ABCO Office Solutions
Advantage Business Equipment
Allegheny Paper Shredders
Capital Shredder Corp
Cummins Allison Corporation
ECCO Business Systems
Fellowes Manufacturing Company
GBC Shredmaster Factory Direct
Industrial Paper Shredders, Inc.
Intimus Paper Shredders
MBM Corporation (Destroyit)
Security Engineered Machinery
Somat Corporation (pulping shredders)
Additional guides, stores and distributors...
TheOfficeGuide - Shredder info, security-level chart, listing of manufacturers.
Paper Shredders Guide - "Guide to Buying Paper Shredders and Supplies."
Yahoo shredder search
To locate a bulk wastepaper destruction company serving your area contact
The National Association for Information Destruction, Inc.
(Search "Certified Members")
For more spybuster tips,
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