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If Certification is in Your Plans, Now is the Time!

First of all, it is important to remember that i-SIGMA is a non-profit trade association with a mission to improve market conditions for all its members, and the same was true of NAID and PRISM International before the merger. In its role as a member-owned organization, i-SIGMA provides a robust repertoire of member benefits, including […]

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The i-SIGMA Compliance Monitoring Service Has Arrived

The eagerly awaited i-SIGMA Compliance Monitoring Service has arrived. Starting immediately, many service providers will use it, and soon clients around the world will begin seeing promotions encouraging them to use it too. And, if the underlying assumptions behind its creation are correct, they will eventually come to rely on it as a vital demonstration […]

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What is the Correct Particle Size for Your Destroyed Media?

It is understandable that most organizations today want to do the right thing when destroying discarded media on which is recorded personal and competitive information. And, in this regard, it is also understandable that their initial focus is determining the appropriate particle size for the media they wish to destroy. Unfortunately, when searching for such […]

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PRISM Privacy+ Certification: Time to Join the Club!

In March, i-SIGMA announced changes to PRISM Privacy+ Certification making it not only more affordable but also a much stronger sales tool. March is also when COVID-19 made its international debut. You had bigger fish to fry. More Affordable 1) Already PRISM Privacy+ Certified? RIM service providers can now renew Privacy+ Certification without the high […]

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Privacy+ Certification: Should I, or Shouldn’t I?

By: Tom Dumez, CHP, CSCS With my many years of involvement with PRISM and so many relationships that have been formed over the years, I am asked by PRISM members often if they should either pursue or renew their PRISM Privacy+ Certification. The question is always the same: “Should I, or shouldn’t I? What is […]

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Using the Privacy Notices as a Sales Tool

Bob Johnson, CEO, NAID May 25th was the effective date for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As the most progressive data protection regulation on the planet, it is obviously a great sales and market tool for secure destruction and RIM service providers in the region. That being said, because of the GDPR’s scope, it also provides sales […]

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Customer Misconception: The Certificate of Destruction Removes Regulatory Liability – Selling Information Disposition by the Book (vol. 7)

By Bob Johnson It is understandable that data controllers would be comforted by believing that once they have a certificate of destruction from the service provider, they are no longer responsible for the security of the information. Unfortunately, there are still service providers that try to capitalize on that misconception. At its worst, this position […]

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Leverage NAID Content to Your Advantage

Kelly Martínez, NAID Director of Marketing & Communications Have you ever heard the phrase “Content is King”? Bill Gate first coined the phrase in 1996 and Marketers have made it a religious mantra ever since – with good cause of course. Gates predicted, “Content is where I expect much of the real money will be […]

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Conclusion – Selling Information Disposition by the Book (vol. 12)

By Bob Johnson I came into this blog series with two intentions: First, I wanted to demonstrate the fact that the new Information Disposition textbook confronts the top ten misconceptions that keep NAID members from best serving their customers. And that, properly understood and used, it could help service providers overcome those misconceptions. Second, many […]

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Do this! Show professionalism, Build loyalty, Add revenue

By: Bob Johnson, NAID CEO I am easily distracted. I was in the middle of writing a draft of the 3rd chapter of the forthcoming Information Disposition textbook on the problems associated with the creation of duplicate records when it occurred to me that it’s springtime. It also occurred to me that tax season just […]

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