Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, has announced that the company has achieved certification for ISO 27701:2019, an international standard published by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), the only organisation in the library software industry to do so. ISO 27701:2019 provides a code of practice for maintaining the privacy of data in a privacy information management system (PIMS). The standard establishes privacy requirements, helps organisations manage risks related to personally identifiable information (PII), and outlines a comprehensive set of operational controls that can be mapped to various regulations.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other data privacy laws such as the Brazilian General Data Protection Law are just some of the many regulations which are becoming more relevant for organisations around the world. As more and more countries pass new privacy laws, achieving ISO 27701:2019 certification demonstrates Ex Libris’ ongoing commitment to align with these leading privacy practices and requirements through privacy by design in an evolving and complex privacy environment as part of its compliance with data protection regulations. Ex Libris has joined a small number of forward-thinking technology and security companies, such as Microsoft, Google, and OneTrust, in meeting the new standard. Ex Libris customers benefit from the assurance that Ex Libris complies with robust internationally recognised standards and that Ex Libris will continue to invest in complying with future standards as well.
Ex Libris has long been dedicated to adhering to existing privacy standards and best practices, and the ISO 27701 guidelines are now part of the Ex Libris multi tier privacy and security model covering all aspects of cloud services. This model and the Ex Libris controls in place are based on established international standards such as ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO/IEC 27018:2014, ISO/IEC 27017:2015, and ISO/IEC 22301, as well as the Cloud Security Alliance’s Security Trust Assurance and Risk (STAR) self-assessment program.
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