Paper and information go hand in hand. Unfortunately, paper with information…private information…can go from your hand to someone else’s all too easily. It might surprise you to know that going through the trash, either your company’s or your personal home trash, is not illegal. Once it is put outside in a trash can or dumpster it is fair game. That’s right, it’s perfectly legal for someone to go “dumpster diving” and take whatever information they find. Disturbing? You bet. No wonder paper shredders have become so popular. It’s not just computer identity theft you need to worry about it - although that’s a concern! If you don’t safely shred private info like credit card receipts and bank statements you are inviting the thief in!