As part of its commitment to environmentally responsible recycling and data destruction, Akooba has achieved compliance with all major Federal, State and industry regulations.


Summary of Akooba’ Certifications and Regulatory Compliance:

  • All data destruction methods meet or exceed NIST 800-88 standards, DoD 5200.22-M data sanitization and/or all different standards such as HIPAA/HITECH, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, FACTA Disposal Rule, Bank Secrecy Act, Patriot Act of 2002, Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act, US Safe Harbor Provisions, FDA Security Regulations, PCI Data Security Standard, and all other various local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Akooba is a member of National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) and has AAA Certification plant-based operations.
  • Akooba is also an associate member of the National Association of Information Destruction (NAID) and is a certified vendor for the VisiShred destruction platform.
  • Akooba’ services are fully compliant with all National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication Series 800-88 and National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Operating Manual (DOD 5220.22-M)
  • Akooba is a member of the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher Program. Microsoft Registered Refurbishers offer professionally refurbished computers that come preinstalled with genuine, legitimate Microsoft software licenses. As a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, we use stringent data wiping standards to effectively erase data. These standards include independent data erasure verifications.
  • Akooba recognizes the absolute need for proper domestic recycling services. All downstream processors are required to be R2 certified. This ensures that none of the hazardous materials are exported to developing countries as defined by the Basel Action Networks (BAN). By complying with BAN, Akooba exceeds U.S. federal mandates and instead is compliant with the widely adopted, international standard. All downstream processors that receive shredded material from Akooba are also required to complete an Agreement for Responsible Disposal of Sensitive Materials. All metal based material is sent to a domestic based refinery where it’s refined for different types of metals.

Complete List of Akooba’ Certifications and Regulatory Compliance:

  • Department of Defense (DOD)
  • National Security Agency (NSA)
  • Microsoft Registered Refurbisher (MRR)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication Series 800-88
  • National Industrial Security Program (NISP) Operating Manual (DOD 5220.22-M)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)
  • Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
  • Bank Secrecy Act
  • Patriot Act of 2002
  • Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act
  • US Safe Harbor Provisions
  • FDA Security Regulations (21 C.F.R. part 11)
  • PCI Data Security Standard
  • Various state laws