ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- QDiligence® (http://QDiligence.com), the leading provider of digital D&O Questionnaires (Director and Officer Questionnaires) and Board Assessments, announced today that it has successfully completed annual data security audits, reviews, and certifications for ISO 27001, System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2 Type II, and both the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks. Annual evaluations of QDiligence's data security controls and processes by independent auditors demonstrate a commitment to maintaining a secure environment for processing customers' data.
"Implementing ISO 27001, SOC 2, and Privacy Shield controls and having those controls regularly validated by third parties means that QDiligence customers know their data is processed and protected appropriately," said Russell G. Maher III, President of QDiligence. "At QDiligence data security is, and always has been, our top priority and we're proud that we can provide a convenient, easy to use, and very secure service for digitally distributing D&O Questionnaires and Board Assessments year after year."
ISO 27001 is the global security standard for establishing and maintaining an Information Security Management System (ISMS). To maintain ISO 27001 certification, a company must annually demonstrate a systematic and ongoing approach to managing sensitive company and customer information.
SOC 2 engagements are performed in accordance with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' (AICPA) AT-C 205, Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization and based on the trust service principles outlined by the AICPA relevant to Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, or Privacy. The SOC 2 Type II report is performed by an independent auditing firm and is intended to provide an understanding of the service organization's suitability of the design and operating effectiveness of its internal controls. Service organizations select the trust service principles applicable to their business for review. QDiligence SOC 2 report covers controls for Security, Availability, and Confidentiality.
Participating in the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks requires a public, legally binding commitment to meet all of the program's data privacy requirements to protect personal data. The frameworks require certified companies to clearly communicate all privacy policies to the public and inform individuals of their rights to access their personal data. QDiligence Privacy Shield certification is the primary method used by QDiligence customers to legally transfer data from the EU as required by EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and outside of Switzerland under the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection.
QDiligence is the leading provider of digital Directors and Officers (D&O) Questionnaires and Board Assessments. QDiligence's first-of-its kind technology has processed over 20,000 D&O Questionnaires and Board Assessments submissions since 2007. Corporate Secretaries, General Counsel and Corporate Governance professionals distribute D&O Questionnaires and Board Assessments up to 80% faster with QDiligence. Directors and Officers Boards complete questionnaires using any device from anywhere and there is no software to install or maintain. QDiligence subscriptions include unlimited questionnaires, unlimited users and administrators, incomparable customer support and world-class data security which is why many of the world's largest corporations have chosen QDiligence for their digital D&O Questionnaires and Board Assessments.