Posted on July 14th, 2011 No comments
Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery (RCR&R) Victor, N.Y., has been awarded National Association for Information Destruction (NAID)
Posted on February 6th, 2010 No comments
In mid-November the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved both the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act and the Data Breach Notification Act, sending the clear message that comprehensive information protection legislation is back on the congressional agenda.
It may strike readers as odd to say “it’s back,” but consider that both the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) amendments to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and the Red Flag Rule were driven from outside Congress. (HITECH was actually born of the new administration’s stimulus package, and Red Flag is actually a regulatory rule change by the Federal Trade Commission.) The numerous proposed data protection bills of a few years back were killed by committee jurisdictional issues, an unsupportive administration and other priorities on the national agenda. Frustration over this situation took data protection out of serious congressional consideration for the last two or three years.
While no one can argue the national agenda has been cleared of other issues, many privacy watchers say they believe the time is ripe to move its promises of comprehensive data protection legislation forward.
In the meantime, NAID will do its best to keep members abreast of developments and exert its influence if and when the time is necessary.
By Bob Johnson – the executive director of the National Association for Information Destruction
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Posted on December 22nd, 2009 No comments
We have all heard the saying, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” Well there is certainly a lot of smoke related to pending federal data protection legislation.
NAID has been anxiously monitoring a host of events that indicate a national data protection law, potentially preempting states laws, is likely next year.
- In August, Senator Patrick Leahy (VT-D) introduced the Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2009 (PDPSA) that has already passed the Senate Judiciary Committee (which Leahy chairs) and is on its way to the full Senate.
- The House of Representatives just passed the Data Accountability and Trust Act (DATA). Privacy watchers in D.C. say this increases the likelihood that a comprehensive data protection law will result.
- An editorial two weeks ago in the New York Times made a strong appeal for the movement on the long over due national data protection law.
- An article in the Washington Post last week drew reference to the fact that the disposal of hard copy records is just as significant a problem as e-destruction and deserves increased legislative attention.
- NAID contacts within the FTC are openly saying they anticipate a new national data protection law in 2010.
The good news is that the language in these laws is very direct about destruction requirements as well as penalties and enforcement. That being said, NAID believes there is a strong likelihood that special interests will seek to water them down and NAID isn’t taking any chances. The association intends to be as vocal as ever in reminding lawmakers that clear direction and enforcement are essential to effective data protection.
NAID will likely dedicate some resources to convincing legislators that paper-based breaches be subject to data breach notification provisions—a point that is not as clear as it should be in some of the current language.National Association for Information Destruction Data Accountability and Trust Act (DATA), Document Destruction, Document Shredding, Federal Data Protection Legislation, File Shredder, Mobile Shredding, naid, Paper Shredder, Paper Shredders, Paper Shredding, Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2009 (PDPSA), shred, Shred It, Shredder, Shredders, Shredding, Shredding Paper, shredding service, Shredding Services
Posted on November 11th, 2009 No comments
Paper released during NAID’s Canada show.
Posted on July 27th, 2009 No comments
The Asociación Española de Destrucción Confidencial de Información votes to merge with U.S.-baed NAID.
Posted on July 2nd, 2009 No comments
A new white paper titled “Why Information Destruction is the Key to Sustainable Success in e-Scrap” has been posted to the NAID website discussing the linkage between data security and continued success in electronics recycling. The article draws a parallel between the evolution of the office paper recycling industry and the electronic recycling industry against the backdrop of increasing regulatory intensity and enforcement.
Posted on May 1st, 2009 No comments
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