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NAID & PRISM International 2020 Conference: Saying Good-Bye to Two People Who Made a Big Difference

By Bob Johnson By far the most significant benefit of my nearly 30 years involvement with NAID and now i-SIGMA has been the number of inspiring people I’ve come to know closely. In fact, without a spec of exaggeration, I can honestly say they have profoundly changed my life… and always for the better. I […]

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MEMBER News: American Baler Company announces BaleForce as new distributor for Canada

        For Immediate Release: January 9, 2020 Press Release American Baler Company – Canadian Territory Change American Baler Company announces BaleForce as new distributor for Canada (Bellevue, OH) – American Baler Company is excited to announce that BaleForce Recycling Equipment of Milton, Ontario, will sell and support American Baler Company products, including […]

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MEMBER News: Allegheny Shredders New Sales Team

For immediate release: Allegheny Shredders New Sales Team As many of you may have already heard, Evelyn Jefferson aka Shredder Mom is retiring from her position of VP sales at Allegheny Shredders after 30 wonderful years. Evelyn has been a pillar in the document destruction industry and will be missed by Allegheny and the shredding […]

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New Certification Requirement Linked to GDPR/CCPA Compliance

Effective January 1, 2020, NAID AAA Certification will require policies and procedures to be updated to address requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) wherein service providers are required to respond to Data Subject requests. Asked why i-SIGMA is requiring all NAID AAA Certified service providers to […]

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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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