PRISM International Privacy+ Certification
Privacy+ is a prestigious international certification program that allows records and information management companies to demonstrate a commitment to ensuring the privacy of information.
The Privacy+ certification is voluntary for companies that handle physical storage, hard-copy records, and offline removable computer media.
What is Privacy+?
Privacy+ is an international certification program open to all companies providing outsourced storage and protection of hard-copy records and off-line removable computer media. Participation in Privacy+ is voluntary and allows companies to publicly demonstrate their commitment to protecting the privacy of information entrusted to them by their clients. Privacy+ certification is owned and administered by PRISM International (Professional Records & Information Services Management). Privacy+ certification is applicable only to participating companies’ physical storage and handling of hard-copy records and off-line removable computer media. Without limitation, Privacy+ is not applicable to related services such as document imaging, shredding services, or any form of cloud storage. The purposes of the Privacy+ program are to
- provide participants a vehicle to publicly demonstrate their commitment to ensuring the privacy of information in their custody
- share resources and best practices to help participants reduce risks in their businesses
- reduce the number of privacy breach incidents caused by members of our industry, thereby
- preserving the reputation and trusted status of our industry
- reducing the likelihood and severity of government-imposed legislation on our industry
A Client Perspective: Should I be using a company that’s Privacy+ Certified?
Absolutely, this certification eases stress and allows you to trust that your offsite records management company is protecting your valuable documents and information. PRISM has made it easy, you can find all Privacy+ Certified companies here. You can also look for the Privacy+ logo on your offsite records storage facilities website.
A Company Perspective: Should we become Privacy+ Certified?
Without a doubt! The Privacy+ Certification benefits your company in so many ways. As a company, you are audited and prepared so that you can confidently tell your client’s that they can trust you with their most important documents and information. Your clients are now looking for the Privacy+ logo and expect it, so don’t delay—your customers are watching!