NAID - National Association of Information Destruction
With identity theft and other types of information fraud on the rise, it’s important to know that the way you shred your confidential information can make a big difference. When the process is not completely secure you run the risk of your sensitive materials falling into the wrong hands. You open yourself up to severe consequences including sanctions, fines, fraud, disclosure of trade secrets, bad publicity, and lawsuits. That’s why it’s important to work with a NAID AAA certified shredding company.
NAID is the National Association of Information Destruction. This international association sets information destruction standards for both paper and electronic data. NAID acts as a consumer protection organization that audits the qualifications of information destruction service providers around the world. It also conducts research to improve processes and works to create wider recognition of the information destruction industry.
NAID certification auditors verify that protocols are in place to ensure the security of confidential material throughout all stages of the destruction process such as handling, transporting, storing materials prior to destruction, and destroying and disposing of materials responsibly.
An extensive, three-level background screening process verifies that no individual with a known history of related crimes will be handling confidential material.
A regimented, comprehensive unannounced audit program means that certified companies operate knowing they may receive an unannounced audit on any day, at anytime, providing a powerful motivator for ongoing compliance.