With more and more companies providing data destruction services throughout the country, the need for regulating the quality and security of these services increases as well. The National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) is an international trade association responsible for carefully monitoring and evaluating the performance and standards of ethics of information destruction companies. Our team is happy to report that FileShred was recently awarded NAID’s AAA Certification, recognizing our policies and procedures as being in top compliance with industry requirements.
How Does NAID Work?
To be AAA-certified with NAID, data destruction companies are thoroughly audited in the plant, in the field, and in their written policies. The majority of these audits are not scheduled, ensuring companies act in compliance all year round, not just when they know they’re being evaluated. NAID reviews employee screening and training, destruction equipment, confidentiality agreements, security measures, and more, and customers can even request audit reports to be performed. The goal of NAID is to make sure data destruction companies operate ethically and securely in accordance with all industry specifications consistently, and to make these findings transparent to the public.
What Does That Mean for Our Clients?
We’re pleased to say this is great news for our clients. At FileShred, we’ve always prioritized secure, confidential, compliant services, but being AAA certified by NAID allows us to prove the standards we operate with to our clients. All clients deserve and are owed peace of mind when using data destruction services, and sensitive information in the wrong hands can have serious, long-term repercussions. It’s difficult, though, for clients to evaluate the compliance of shredding companies, so the official stamp of approval from third-party experts like NAID is critical. With this certification, our clients can trust that when they work with FileShred, they’re getting a highly reputable team that consistently follows all industry laws and regulations. This, in turn, helps ensure that they themselves are in compliance with requirements for destruction of sensitive and confidential information. This certification is valuable quality assurance for FileShred and for our clients.