In today’s security and privacy driven environment, document destruction services are an increasingly popular choice for companies who want assurances when destroying paper, CD’s, DVD’s, hard drives, and other sensitive information that my contain Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Companies can outsource their shredding needs to mobile shredding trucks that shred on-site or choose to drop-off the material at an off-site shredding facility. Either way, privacy is of the utmost importance. Many companies that contract with document destruction providers want assurance around their internal controls to verify the documents are properly handled and destroyed in accordance with contract terms. If PII falls into the wrong hands and the individual’s identities become stolen, the company that allowed the PII to fall into the wrong hands will have to incur costs to rectify the wrong, and such costs will most likely exceed the cost of performing a SSAE 16 audit.