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NAID to host secure information disposal workshop

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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.

Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, Dr. Ann Cavoukian 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!” says 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. NAID says 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.

The Data Destruction Policy Development Workshop will be held at Intercontinental Toronto Centre from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Toronto. A similar workshop will be held in Regina on Oct. 16. For more information or to register online, visit


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