Commissioner Cavoukian to Open NAID Secure Information Disposal Workshop

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NAID-Canada will be conducting a half-day workshop on Oct. 18 to provide organizations with tools for developing data disposal polices and training to comply with current laws.

In many cases, having procedures for the secure destruction of records containing personal information is not just a matter of being responsible - it's the law!

The Canadian chapter of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID-Canada) will be conducting a half-day workshop on Oct. 18 to provide organizations with tools for developing data disposal polices and training to comply with current laws. The event has the full support of Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian, who will give the opening address on the importance of ensuring policies for the secure destruction of information are strongly reflected in the operations of organizations.

“In many cases, having procedures for the secure destruction of records containing personal information is not just a matter of being responsible – it’s the law!” said Commissioner Cavoukian. “By taking steps on an ongoing basis to ensure policies and procedures are reflected in every aspect of their operations, organizations in both the public and private sector can protect individuals, meet the expectations of the public and regulators, and ultimately preserve their reputations.”

The workshop registration fee, kept low to encourage participation, 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-Canada CEO Robert Johnson will familiarize attendees with the use of the programs tools. Johnson is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on information destruction, policy development and employee compliance.

The Data Destruction Policy Development Workshop will be held at Intercontinental Toronto Centre from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Toronto, Ontario. A similar workshop was held in Regina on Oct. 16. Those interested in this workshop are encouraged to register quickly 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.

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