Leading provider of global employment screening options, HireRight, has recently received the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 27001:2013 certification in APAC, which confirms through a third-party that HireRight has audited data security in line with international standards.
As the globally recognised standard for managing risks to information security, ISO 27001:2013 specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving an information security management system. It also includes requirements for the assessment and treatment of information security risks tailored to the needs of the company.
All relevant legislative statutory, regulatory, and contractual requirements, along with HireRight’s approach to meet these requirements were explicitly identified, documented, and kept up to date throughout the process. Being ISO 27001:2013 certified in APAC ensures that HireRight complies with all of the above requirements in the region, including market-specific regulations.
“We’re seeing the implementation and enforcement of privacy and data security laws become increasingly more rigorous and stringent in the region,” said Guy Abramo, President and Chief Executive Officer of HireRight. “Particularly in light of Europe’s introduction of the GDPR earlier this year, it wouldn’t be surprising if governments across APAC turned up the heat on data protection. Now, more than ever before, data security should be at the heart of every business.”
“As a background screening company, we deal with large volumes of sensitive data every day, so we wanted to assure clients and candidates alike that their data is being handled in accordance with established standards. Having undergone an in-depth review over the last twelve months, with the HireRight team assisting the ISO implementation assessors every step of the way, we’re delighted that our commitment to security and compliance has been recognised.”
Edited by K. Fanning
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