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Tronitech becomes NAID’s first custodial member

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May 8, 2015

Indiana-based Tronitech is the first organization to earn NAID’s Custodial Membership/Certification. The achievement requires Tronitech to submit to scheduled and unannounced audits, validating the physical security of client information in their care and that the information is destroyed by a NAID AAA Certified service provider. As a result, Tronitech can legitimately and appropriately promote that it offers NAID AAA Certified secure destruction services to its clients.

“We want our records storage and imaging clients to know their discarded records are being properly destroyed,” said Tronitech’s Jason Shaw. “Of course, in the past, we always reassured them that we were. Our custodial membership gives us a way to actually prove it, which is very important to our customers’ compliance requirements.”

According to NAID CEO Bob Johnson, information management services who become NAID custodial members will receive the same promotional benefits the association offers other NAID certified service providers. This includes listing among the certified locations on the association’s vendor selection dashboard as well as access to Downstream Data Coverage, a NAID-developed professional liability insurance product.

“The important thing is that the client knows that the final destruction process is NAID Certified,” said Johnson. “At the end of the day, the program verifies that the destruction was ultimately performed to NAID certification standards, which is all that should really matter. There are thousands of information management services around the world that outsource the destruction of their clients’ records. Not only do their customers benefit from the due diligence reassurances that come from NAID certification, but the service provider gets the marketing benefits they deserve for committing to these high standards.”

NAID Custodial Membership/Certification, which requires service providers outsourcing records destruction on behalf of their clients to verify the use of a NAID certified service provider, was launched in January. Service providers interested in custodial membership/certification, can contact NAID Deputy Executive Director Ray Barry at rbarry@naidionline.org.