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Untapped Opportunity & Value-Added Service: Residential Shred Bags

Guest Article By: Joshua D. Hundeby-DeVries, CSDS Editor’s Note: In light of current market dynamics, where many clients now find their employees working from home, it seems appropriate to revisit the topic of Residential Shred Bags. A service provider who was already effectively leveraging them in their business model originally wrote this article in 2018. […]

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New Certification Specs – Official Comment Period Open

The NAID AAA Rules Committee and the PRISM Privacy+ Committee have both approved new specifications that will require certified firms to designate a Data Protection Officer (DPO) and an i-SIGMA Certification Compliance Officer (ICCO). The designation of a DPO is an increasingly common regulatory requirement. The ICCO is already an administrative requirement within i-SIGMA’s certifications, […]

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Legal Marijuana Raises Drug Screening Questions and Risks

(This blog is provided for perspective only and not to be taken as legal advice) As I often remind service providers, though i-SIGMA certifications (NAID AAA/PRISM Privacy+) require drug screening prior to hiring, and either ongoing drug screening or training to recognize substance abuse, the certifications themselves do not prescribe how service providers respond to […]

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Board Approves Final Imaging/Digitization Endorsement Specs

After almost a year of discussion and review, including the solicitation of member and expert comment, the i-SIGMA Board of Directors has approved the PRISM Privacy+ Certification specifications for the new Imaging/Digitization Endorsement. As a result, current and future i-SIGMA members offering scanning, imaging, and digital conversion services will be able to verify their regulatory […]

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Industry Veteran Appointed to the Complaint Resolution Council

The i-SIGMA Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Barry Payne (pictured right) of ACCESS (Woburn, MA, USA) to serve as a member of the Complaint Resolution Council (CRC), which is the council responsible for investigating violations of the associations Code of Ethics. Regarding Payne’s qualifications, the current CRC Chair, Bowman Richards, CSDS of […]

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2022 Nominating Committee Formed

In preparation for next year’s elections, the i-SIGMA Board of Directors has approved the members of the 2022 i-SIGMA Nominating Committee. In commenting on the approval, 2022 Nominating Committee Chair (and Past President) Patrick Devries, CSDS of DeVries Business Services (Spokane, WA, USA) said, “Many members don’t realize how early the board elections process starts. […]

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