How does your organization verify the qualifications of your organization’s data destruction service providers?

December 7th, 2012

With the need for data destruction increasing, consumers have not been properly equipped to evaluate these service providers.

Today’s post is by Ryan Melowic; Director of Customer Services at SafeSourcing.

NAID AAA Certification verifies regulatory compliance, policies, and security for Mobile Shredding Services, Plant-Based Shredding Services, Computer Recycling Services, and IT Asset Management Services in many countries around the world.  NAID AAA Certification’s foundation is their Security Specifications, which cover over 20 areas of operational and security requirements.  These specifications outline requirements for Particle Size, Transportation, Record Keeping, Access Control, Training, Employee Background Checks, and many more.

It is your organization’s responsibility to ensure that your data destruction providers follow required Policies and Procedures.  Some examples of the different policies and procedures are.

1.Red Flags Rule
2.Financial Service Modernization Act Safeguards Rule
3.FACTA Final Disposal Rule
4.HIPAA
5.Regulation S-P Privacy of Consumer Financial Information

If you like to learn more about the SafeSourceIt™ Supplier Database and our list of supplier certifications, please contact a SafeSourcing customer services representative.

We look forward to and appreciate your comments.

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