“Atos is the first IT company to obtain BCR Certification in recognition of how it safeguards its clients’ personal data”
Paris, November 20, 2014
Atos, an international leader in digital services, today announced that it is the first IT company to obtain the Binding Corporate Rules (BCR) approval for processing personal data on behalf of its clients and for itself.
The approval covers the worldwide operations of Atos Group including Atos Worldgrid, Canopy and Worldline, and has been granted by all European data protection authorities. It is recognition that Atos strives for the highest level of protection for all the personal data processed on behalf of its clients across all its services, including cloud computing.
Thierry Breton, Atos Chairman and CEO, said: “Personal data is a valuable asset making data protection one of the top priorities for organisations today.
This BCR certification recognises the strength of our global data protection policies, procedures, training, and all the measures that we take at Atos to create a real data protection culture within our company to safeguard our clients' data across all our solutions and services. The certification demonstrates to our clients that they can trust Atos when asking to process personal data on their behalf.”
BCR – the world's leading standard for personal data protection - are designed to allow multinational companies to transfer personal data from the European Economic Area to their affiliates located elsewhere in the world in compliance with local data protection regulations. In order to be certified, companies must demonstrate to all local data protection authorities that BCR are not merely principles and commitments but actions that have been implemented to ensure adequate safeguards for protecting personal data throughout the organisation.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.
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