As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) start date finally arrives, SAP has announced that it has received certification for its data protection and privacy processes from the British Standards Institution (BSI).
According to the BSI, SAP is one of the first companies to receive global certification for BS 10012: 2017, which outlines requirements companies must fulfil when collecting, storing, processing, retaining or disposing of personal records relating to individuals.
In addition to demonstrating compliance with GDPR, the certification also shows that SAP customers will benefit from standardised auditing processes and that the company has a reliable basis for evaluating internal compliance.
On the certification, BSI chief executive officer Howard Kerr, said: “Data protection is a leading concern for organizations of all sizes and sectors, many of whom manage large quantities of sensitive data on their employees, customers and other stakeholders. By achieving this certification, SAP has demonstrated that they’re taking a best-practice approach when acquiring, storing, processing and sharing personal data and are committed to building information resilience.”
Luka Mucic, member of the executive board of SAP SE and chief financial officer, said, “At SAP, data protection and privacy is a top priority. For us it is not a new trend – it is part of our DNA. Certification by British Standards Institution (BSI) is testimony that our certified internal processes are ready for the upcoming GDPR requirements. Our teams are very proud, as this is one of the highest data protection standards available.”