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Why to use a naid aaa certified shredding company

3 Reasons You Should Choose a NAID AAA Certified Shredding Company

May 15, 2018


It’s just paper shredding, so why do you have to bother hiring a NAID AAA Certified shredding company? It’s a common question and there are lots of uncertified shredding companies out there hoping you don’t find the right answer.

You Need NAID AAA Certified Shredding Because You’re Not Just Shredding Paper

Just the existence of an organization called the National Association of Information Destruction tells you there’s more to shredding a document than shredding a piece of paper. Every document your company uses can contain enough information to seriously harm your business.

That information must be completely destroyed before your company can meet its obligations under the law and contractual stipulations. And just running the document though your office shredder, or giving it to a shredding company that is not NAID AAA Certified, doesn’t certifiably destroy the information on the document.

And that’s not the only reason to use a shredding company that has NAID AAA Certification.

1. Guaranteed Privacy Protection

To get and maintain NAID AAA  Certification, a shredding company must do more than destroy information beyond retrieval. They must adhere to many other security regulations including:

•  Standardized employee screening processes
•  Strict operational practices
•  Extensive security procedures

2. Verified Document Disposal

It’s one thing for a shredding company to tell you your documents are shredded. But you should get written proof that your sensitive corporate information is destroyed. If your shredding company doesn’t offer a Certificate of Destruction after your documents are shredded, you should find a shredding company that does.

3. PIPEDA Compliance

In Canada, the collection, use, disclosure and disposal of information that is part of commercial activity is governed in accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, or PIPEDA. Any business found to be not in compliance with PIPEDA can be fined up to $100,000 per violation. NAID AAA Certified shredding ensures PIPEDA compliance.

If you would like to use a NAID AAA Certified information disposal company, call us here at Papersavers.

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