The Risk of Identity Theft at The Workplace
When a person applies for a job and is eventually hired, his or her personal information is stored. Copies of social security numbers, driver’s licenses, and even bank routing numbers are made and stored in filing cabinets and computer databases. Without the proper security measures in place, any employee’s personal information could be retrieved and illegally used. The risk of identity theft at the workplace is high if there is improper security that could easily be breached.
There are many ways to prevent personal information from falling into the wrong lap.
Lock paper job applications in a safe place and only allow certain Human Resources employees to access online applications. Social security numbers could easily be copied from either form of the job application. If your business requires employees to have an HID card, then the boundaries could be simply put in place. Program a Human Resource department employee’s HID card so that he or she is the only person who is allowed to access the files that hold personal employee information. Do the same for anyone who would be allowed access to the paper applications.
Consider having a company ID printer …