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Spanish Data Destruction Association Merges with NAID

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The members of a Spanish information destruction association have decided to become part of NAID.  The Asociación Española de Destrucción Confidencial de Información (AEDCI) voted last week to join NAID, adding 15 members to the more than 70 NAID member locations already in Europe. 

 “Obviously, we are happy and proud to see these high-quality service providers give NAID such a resounding vote of confidence,” said NAID President Tim Oberst.  “It is increasingly apparent that proper information destruction is a global issue.  We feel it is important for the international industry to concentrate its resources, develop a consistent message, and develop a strong brand name within the industry, and with customers and policy makers.” 

“We saw a similar consolidation of efforts in the US in NAID’s early years,” said NAID executive director Bob Johnson, referring to the other regional or specialty associations that merged with NAID over the years.  “Our commitment to these new members and our existing members is to keep an eye on the big picture, while capitalizing on the association’s ability to focus its attention and resources on local issues and needs.” 

NAID’s stated goal is to create strong semi-autonomous international chapters, each with proportional representation on a global board of directors.  Globally, NAID has over 1,100 member locations.