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March 2019

Funds Approved to Investigate NY/NJ Taxation Resolution

The i-SIGMA Board of Directors has approved funding to investigate the best options for confronting duplicate sales tax collection requirements imposed on New Jersey-based members doing business with New York customers. According to i-SIGMA Co-President, Angie Singer Keating, the issue exemplifies the value of a strong trade organization. “Wrestling with the issue of New York […]

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i-SIGMA CEO Authors E-SCRAP Article

The upcoming edition of E-Scrap Magazine will include an article by i-SIGMA CEO Bob Johnson discussing the impact of the current regulatory changes on electronic recyclers. Titled “Here Come the Data Regulations,” Johnson admits he underestimated the extent to which the EU’s recent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) would inspire a wave of new regulation […]

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2019 Conference Sessions Future-Facing

Over the past months, we’ve provided close-ups of individual cutting-edge sessions for the upcoming NAID & PRISM International Annual Conference & Expo. When taken as a whole, however, a bigger picture forms. Taken in their entirety a common theme unfolds, that of optimism and opportunity. As the partial list of sessions we’ve featured shows, this year’s curriculum […]

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NAID Publishes Second-hand Device Study Principles

It’s been twenty years since Dr. Simpson Garfunkel conducted the first study analyzing the extent to which personal information remained on second-hand hard drives. In the intervening decade, the study has been replicated many times by other universities and data recovery services.  NAID itself has commissioned such studies twice; one several years ago in Australia […]

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i-SIGMA Board Approves 2019 Consumer Attitude Study

A Consumer Attitude Study to determine the preferences, habits, awareness and regulatory compliance of records storage and data destruction decision-makers in North America and Australia has been approved by the i-SIGMA Board of Directors. When the association conducted a similar survey over a decade ago it benefited both members and the association for many years […]

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Data Protection Association (DPA) Rolls into i-SIGMA

The i-SIGMA and Data Protection Association (DPA) Boards of Directors have voted to accept a proposal for the DPA to formally become a part of the larger organization. As a result, the mission of the DPA to represent the interests of tape backup and storage vendors will be embedded in the overall mission of i-SIGMA in […]

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