Certified document destruction companies have standards and procedures in place that must be followed in order to be certified by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID).One of those policies is to provide each customer with a certificate of destruction to all customers who have sensitive information destroyed.
Document shredding isn’t new. For years, banks, hospitals and other groups with sensitive information have used document-shredding services. Consumers who don’t have large amounts of documents to be shredded often depend on personal-sized shredders that can be purchased at local stores. But those paper strips often end up at the curb for garbage pickup and can be enticing to desperate criminals.
Your company may have to prove it is compliant with legal information protection requirements. A shredding machine does not provide any proof that data has been destroyed. A professional shredding solution, on the other hand, provides a Certificate of Destruction noting the time and date of shredding at the completion of every service. Don’t wait until a privacy breach has occurred to upgrade your document disposal procedure. Now is the perfect time to replace your costly and high-risk in-house shredding program with a secure, reliable and cost-effective professional document destruction solution.