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New York State to License Data Destruction Companies

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Effective October 1, 2008, data destruction companies providing services in New York State must register with the Secretary of State.  The registration, which requires an application fee of $50, will require company owners to provide criminal and financial background information prior to the issuance of a license, as well as investigate any claims of false or misleading claims by service providers.  The license must be periodically renewed. 

Click here to obtain the text of the new law.