Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) December 13, 2012
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2013, the Canadian chapter of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) is conducting a half-day workshop about developing data disposal polices and training currently required by law. The event has the full support of the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner’s (IPC) Office and local associations.
Ontario IPC Dr. Ann Cavoukian will open the workshop by discussing the importance of such policies and training in various organizations. The nominal workshop registration fee includes the NAID Information Destruction Policy Development Workbook, a CD of electronic templates and forms to assist in policy development, and a turnkey information destruction training program and DVD. The policy development and training materials are suitable for use in any size organization. During the workshop, NAID CEO Bob Johnson will familiarize attendees with the use of the programs tools. Johnson is considered an industry expert on information destruction, policy development and employee compliance.
While Canadian data protection regulations require organizations to have written policies and training, there are very few resources available to show how to create them,” said Johnson. “The problem is that without such policies and training in place, regulators are far more likely to rule that an organization is negligent if there is a breach.”
A similar event was held in Regina, Saskatchewan in early October. More than 40 people attended the half-day workshop from various health and government organizations.
“Our staff thought it was terrific and there was similar feedback from other attendees,” said Saskatchewan IPC Gary Dickson. “This will definitely help us move the yardsticks to stronger privacy compliance in this province.”
The Data Destruction Policy Development Workshop will be held at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 2013, in Toronto, Ontario. Those individuals interested are encouraged to register soon because space is limited. For more information or to register online, visit bit.ly/12NCWorkshops.
About NAID: NAID is a non-profit trade association of the secure destruction industry, currently representing over 1,900 member locations globally. NAID’s mission is to promote the proper destruction of discarded information and to encourage the outsourcing of destruction needs to qualified contractors.