Information Destruction Policy

Do you have a written policy for data destruction?

If not, you could be opening your company to various fines from the Federal Trade Commission and other regulatory enforcement agencies.

At Richards & Richards we have staff members who can help you generate an entire destruction policy. A few sentences in your employee handbook advising employees to destroy sensitive information will not provide protection for your company in the event of discovery of improper disposal or worse a data breach.

Certified Secure Destruction SpecialistThe Certified Secure Destruction Specialist (CSDS) accreditation is awarded to individuals who demonstrate a high level of understanding and competency on issues pertinent to secure data and product destruction. To achieve accreditation, the individual must pass stringent exams that include knowledge of:

  • Data protection legislation
  • Secure destruction operations
  • Physical security principles
  • Records management principles
  • Risk management principles
  • Ethics and the NAID Complaint Resolution Process
  • NAID AAA Certification

CSDS is maintained with continuing education on the above topics.
NAID AAA Certified


  • R. Stephen Richards, CSDS
  • Bowman Richards, CSDS
  • Lee Augusty, CSDS
  • Terri Armstrong, CSDS