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Corporate Partner News: Vecoplan Expands After-Sales Operations

PRESS RELEASE October 6, 2021 Vecoplan has augmented its after-sales department with new leadership and team members to better service its customers. Leading the department is Mitchell Hall, a veteran in customer service with over 15 years’ experience. Hall has worked in the financial and government industries where he managed call and walk-in service centers, […]

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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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Board Approves New Name & Logo for Vendor Members

When the i-SIGMA Board of Directors met in February of this year for a strategic planning meeting, the importance of best supporting all members, including Associate/Vendor Members was among the topics discussed. From that conversation the Vendor Engagement Committee (VEC) was formed (learn more), and a recommendation was made to determine if “Vendor Member”, as […]

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Margaret Meier, CSDS Appointed to i-SIGMA Board

Margaret Meier, CSDS of Ultrashred Technologies, Inc. (Jacksonville, FL, USA) has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the i-SIGMA Board of Directors, filling a sudden vacancy, marking the second time she has served in that role. The vacancy which Meier was called on to fill was created by the resignation of Michael Payton, CSDS, […]

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Workforce Woes: Flash Survey Results

In the face of continuing concern over workforce stability, i-SIGMA launched another of its popular Flash Surveys. What follows is a breakdown of member-responses regarding their ability to attract and retain service personnel and their response to vaccination requirements. Has your firm had any difficulty hiring new employees?  No – We’re not hiring                    20% No […]

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Rod Ivey to Chair Ethics Enforcement Council

The i-SIGMA Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Rod Ivey of BEST Shredding (Coquitlam, BC, CA) to serve as chair of the Complaint Resolution Council (CRC). The appointment was made necessary due to the fact that the previous CRC Chair Bowman Richards, CSDS of Richards & Richards (Nashville, TN, USA) is currently serving […]

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i-SIGMA Comments on Proposed Canadian Provincial Privacy Regulations

Perhaps in anticipation of the death of the federal Bill C-11 introducing GDPR-based amendments to Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Document Act (PIPEDA), policy makers in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia are recommending reforms to their respective Personal Information Protection Acts (PIPA). And, while the outlook for the aforementioned Bill C-11 is […]

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MEMBER News: A Word On Recent Natural Disasters

A Member’s Perspective by Stefan Chorus, Streff – Data Protection Services (PSF) S.à r.l (Luxembourg) Summertime and yes, we all like to enjoy sunny holidays. But especially obvious this year are the many “natural” disaster’s that have hit many areas and many people around the globe. Maybe you have heard it in the news, two […]

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NAID & PRISM International are Evolving: What Every Member Needs to Know About Membership & Logo Changes

To remove market confusion between membership and certification, members recently approved a bylaws change limiting the use of NAID and PRISM International to the association’s certification programs. As a result, over the coming months members will transition to referring to themselves as “i-SIGMA Members.” Only where members have completed the necessary certification audits may they […]

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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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