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5 Things NAID “AAA” Certification Ensures for Businesses in Naples

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Your business generates a lot of sensitive information, whether it is personally identifiable information for employees and customers, proprietary information, billing and account information, etc. Despite the widespread use of digital records, you may still have piles of paper documents needing shredding once they’ve served their purpose. 

Data protection regulations require businesses to perform due diligence with data destruction. NAID AAA Certification is the most accepted and recognized means of data destruction compliance available. 

What Is NAID and Why Does It Matter?

NAID, the National Association of Information Destruction, has established strict guidelines for information destruction. This organization allows companies that offer data destruction services to receive certification. To be eligible, a company has to meet strict qualifications for their data destruction practices. They also have to pass a NAID audit to obtain a NAID certification. 

There are five good reasons to entrust a NAID-certified shredding service with your document destruction needs:

  1. You can protect your business from liability 
  2. You’ll receive a NAID-backed certification 
  3. It will save your business money 
  4. It can save your business time
  5. A NAID-certification helps to protect your reputation 

Using a NAID-certified shredding service is a smart move for your business. 

1. Protect Your Business from Liability 

Businesses have a legal obligation to safeguard sensitive information. You want your business to make headlines for the right reasons — not because the documents you thought you’d destroyed are now a data breach. After all, you don’t want to be liable for the fallout! 

2. You’ll Receive a NAID-backed Certification

After your documents are destroyed, a NAID-certified shredding company will give you a Certificate of Destruction. This certificate guarantees that your documents are completely destroyed for your peace of mind. 

3. Save Your Business Money 

It takes money to buy and maintain a quality shredder and repeatedly purchase supplies (bags, lubricant, services, etc.). If you shred in-house, you have to pay your employees to do it. Outsourcing your document to a NAID-certified shredding company is more cost-effective.

4. Save Your Business Time

Shredding in-house means your employees have to take time out of their normal duties to do take care of this mundane task. Wouldn’t you rather they use their time to grow your business?

5. Protect Your Reputation 

Your customers trust you with sensitive information. If the documents you thought you destroyed fall into the wrong hands, trust in your business will be compromised. It takes time and effort to build a brand, but a company’s reputation can be destroyed faster than the time it takes to shred a document pile.

Call ShredQuick

It’s cost-effective, secure, and better for your business to use a NAID-certified shredding company to handle your document destruction. Only 16 out of 142 shredding companies operating in Florida have been AAA Certified by NAID, and ShredQuick is one of them! Give us a call if you need shredding.

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