Key Factors in the Growth of US Shredder Sales

  • The Watergate Scandal of 1973
  • The Privacy Act of 1974

  • Takeover of the US Embassy in Iran - 1979

  • Oliver North and the Iran-Conta Affair of 1987

  • California vs. Greenwood ( legalized "Dumpster Diving" ) - 1988

  • The Ecology Movement: anti-burn laws of the '70's & concern over landfills in the '90's

  • The Freedom of Information Act - 1996

  • HIPAA ( Federal regulations protecting an individual's health information ) - 1996

  • GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) - 2001

  • FACTA (Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003) - 2003

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