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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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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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Board Recently Names Tom Schreyer, CSDS as 2022 i-SIGMA Conference Chair

While the 2021 NAID & PRISM International Virtual Conference just wrapped last month, i-SIGMA is already working on plans for next year’s conference. With this in mind, the i-SIGMA Board of Directors approved yesterday Tom Schreyer, CSDS of Affordable Shred and Storage (Buffalo, IL, USA) to Chair the 2022 Annual Conference Committee. “He’s got his […]

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The i-SIGMA Board Approves Remote Secure Collection Receptacle Endorsement

After months of deliberations, including both an orientation webinar, a 30-day open comment period, and final modifications by the Certification Rules Committee, the i-SIGMA Board of Directors has issued final approval of the new Remote Secure Collection Receptacle (RSCR) Endorsement for NAID AAA Certification. As a result, NAID AAA Certified secure destruction service providers will […]

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2021 Virtual Conference: First-Time Topics Arm Attendees for Greater Success!

Into the Client’s Mind Ever wonder what the customer really thinks about your services? Or, why they picked the other guy? Or, what you say that really tunes them out? In this session, three panelist who routinely made secure destruction and RIM services buying decisions over many years give you the 411 on what you do […]

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POST COVID: The Regulatory Dominoes Have Begun Falling Again

The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act was signed into law on 2 March 2021, making the state second, behind California (California Consumer Privacy Act), in creating a new-GDPR-like privacy law. A similar law is currently pending in the state of Washington (Washington Privacy Act). It has long been anticipated that the trend – paused by […]

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i-SIGMA Survey Analysis: COVID Shutdown Impact Almost One Year In

Going into February one year ago, the economy was humming along. A month and half later, it came to a screeching halt. Over those initial months, surveys conducted by i-SIGMA showed two things. The surveys showed that business did not drop to zero for most i-SIGMA members. In fact, looking back at the surveys, most […]

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September Member Sentiment Survey: Steady as She Goes

The Percentage of Customers Refusing Services The number of service providers reporting 10% or Less of their current customers are still refusing service has increased to 53%, continuing the steady growth. In other words, for the first time, more than half of respondents say they are doing business with 90% or more of their pre-shutdown […]

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i-SIGMA Reacting to Regulatory Issues Heating Up in Canada

There is a lot happening on the regulatory front in Canada right now. In June, Quebec’s Bill 64 proposed dramatic data protection and privacy rights along the lines of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Then, in July, British Columbia announced a formal review of the […]

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i-SIGMA Member Sentiment on Recovery Continues to Improve

While i-SIGMA members continue to see improvements in the economy, the most recent Member Sentiment Survey shows steady improvement in all but one of the five issues the association polled. 1.) Percentage of Clients Temporarily Closed Due to the Shutdown A month-over-month comparison clearly shows that the best-case scenario (10% or less client closures) is […]

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