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What is NAID and what’s the Importance Behind it?

If you have had a chance to browse our website, you may have noticed that we are AAA NAID Certified.  If you aren’t familiar with this association, it may not mean a whole lot to you initially, but we want you to understand the significance behind this industry standards association.

the importance of NAID

To start, NAID stands for National Association for Information Destruction, and this group has done tremendous work for consumers in the document destruction industry. NAID is a standards setting body for the information destruction industry and is well recognized at the government level. It operates all over the world, verifying that document destruction professionals are providing solutions and operating their business as legislation mandates. If you are a certified member you are responsible for practicing certain procedures that ensure a high level of security and quality assurance for clients.

NAID’s certification program was designed and put into place by information security experts around the globe. Members who hold this certification may also undergo random audits to check that all commitments to the association and customers are being met properly.

The obligation to confirm companies have written policies that use the accurate legal terms and meet existing legal standards, actually falls on to the customer. If a customer partners with a document shredding company that does not run its business in line with the necessary legal standards and as a result the customer runs into legal trouble, the onus is not on the destruction company, but rather the customer.  NAID Certification is extremely important as a customer for this very reason. Part of the certification requires that data destruction firms have written policies which include the correct terminology, and comply with existing federal laws where relevant. This is a measure designed to keep customers protected and secure.

With this knowledge in mind, we highly recommend that you consider working with a NAID Certified shredding company. Of course there are companies who operate without NAID Certification who may do perfectly acceptable work, but the risk here is that there is simply no way or guarantee for the customer if something goes wrong.


We are proud to notify you that we are AAA NAID Certified and with this we maintain or exceed the standards to ensure our operations meet your legal compliance. A1 DATASHRED cooperates with other NAID members to ensure the document destruction community remains secure. All of our services and operations have been created to fall well within the scope of legal responsibilities for customers in all industries.

A1 DATASHRED is ready to bring our wealth of experience and shredding expertise to clients throughout the area of Boston.

Get in touch with our team for additional information. Call 888-95-SHRED

May 4, 2018