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2019

Privacy Commissioner Shares Lessons Learned After One Year of Mandatory Breach Reporting

On November 1 of last year, Canadian businesses became subject to new mandatory breach reporting regulations under Canada’s federal private sector privacy law, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). After a year in action, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada weighed in on observations he has noticed within the year. The highlights of […]

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Shred School is for the Hungry

Shred School 2019 wrapped up earlier this month with its final stop in Portland. While every attendee from all three destinations stated they would consider attending again, they also all had one thing in common that Kelly Martinez, Director of Marketing & Communications for i-SIGMA and Shred School Trainer claims any future attendee would probably […]

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Information Disposition Textbook: Getting Clients to Take You Seriously

Though i-SIGMA continues to produce new marketing tools like the recently released Universally Compliant Service Provider Contract, members are reminded they should continue to take advantage of those that came before. Only three years ago, NAID introduced the first and only textbook on data destruction, examining it in theory and practice from a wide range […]

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ITADs and Shredders Note: Conditions Continue to Favor a Data Security Focus

The premise of my last blog was that there is a big benefit to developing your revenue model based on data security services (i.e., consistent revenue). I explained how and why the current downturn in commodity pricing presents a unique opportunity for reposition of your firm as a data-security service, e.g., when commodity prices are […]

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MEMBER News: VECOPLAN, LLC Hosts Annual Customer Support Summit

Parts & Service Teams from Vecoplan in the US and Germany Attend ARCHDALE, NC / October 16, 2019 —– The Parts & Service Department management teams from Vecoplan LLC in the US and  Vecoplan AG in Germany, held two days of meetings on October 8 & 9 in Archdale and Greensboro, NC. The focus was […]

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RIMPA Live Concludes 2019 i-SIGMA Outreach

The association will close out another year of strong outreach with an appearance by i-SIGMA CEO Bob Johnson at this month’s RIMPA Live Conference and Expo in Melbourne, Australia. “The RIMPA event hosts hundreds of high-profile information managers hungry for information on data protection and compliance,” said Johnson, “and those attendees influence thousands of others […]

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NAID Members Invited to Comment on Proposed PRISM Privacy+ Certification Specs

Although the proposed PRISM Privacy+ Certification applies to records management services, NAID members are invited to comment on the revised approach and new specifications. Under the proposed structure, PRISM Privacy+ Certification would no longer require SSAE 18 or SOC 2, instead offering the less expensive option to obtain the operational credential by meeting defined regulatory […]

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Using the Commodity Price Downturn Window to Grow and Strengthen Your Business

While the downturn in prices of recycled materials affects all information destruction companies, some are feeling them more than others. Service providers – both on the electronics side and paper side – who priced the service and focused their value proposition on the value of the recyclable commodity are most affected; some dramatically. I know […]

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MEMBER News: BitRaser Data Eraser & Device Diagnostics Powers Up For ITADs

September 24, 2019: NAID Member Stellar recently announced the new eraser and diagnostic BitRaser products for hard drives & mobile devices for ITAD operation. The brand-new product versions would be showcased for the first time at the eScrap 2019 conference in Orlando [booth 621]. The new features include a faster drive eraser module, a ‘Cloud […]

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i-SIGMA CEO Comments on New Jersey Regulatory Event

The New Jersey legislature is confronting an issue that all states (and all governments) will soon be forced to confront. As the saying goes, the genie is out of the bottle and, in the case of data protection and privacy regulations, it is the GDPR that rubbed the proverbial lamp. In short, what the GDPR […]

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