Qforma Earns EuroPriSe Certification

Network analytics in compliance with European data protection regulations

Apr 22, 2014, 10:00 ET from Qforma

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qforma, the leading provider of advanced analytics and launch optimization for the health sciences industry has been awarded EuroPriSe certification for services provided by Qforma's Mederi.

The European Privacy Seal  (EuroPriSe) is issued and recertified by an independent third party. The Seal certifies that an IT product or service facilitates its use in compliance with European regulations on privacy and data security.

The EuroPriSe certification procedure consists of a voluntary audit, evaluation of the product or service by accredited legal and technical experts and a validation of the evaluation report by an independent certification authority. Promoted by the EU Commission the EuroPriSe certification scheme was established in 2007 by a consortium of several European Data Protection Authorities, led by the Independent Centre for Privacy Protection Schleswig-Holstein (ICPP/ULD), Germany.

"In a nutshell, Qforma's Mederi AG only processes publically available personal data," said Sebastian Meissner, Head of the EuroPriSe Certification Authority. "This is one important reason why we awarded CrowdLink from Qforma with the European Privacy Seal, by the way, being one of the first IT based services regarding big data to be labelled the seal."

"Privacy compliance is one of the challenges of IT management. The rapid development, deployment and integration of IT technologies into business and consumer-level processes are increasingly putting data at risk," said Kilian Weiss, CEO of Qforma.

"Qforma is proud to be awarded the EuroPriSe seal as a result of our ongoing commitment to the privacy and security of our solutions. Our official certification dramatically reduces compliance risk for our clients"

About Qforma

Qforma is a leading provider of social analytics for the life sciences industry. Based on advanced data and analytics, Qforma helps its clients to understand, monitor and predict behavior in all relevant communities. Qforma applies its intelligence hub platform to optimize promotional campaigns, manage key influencers and execute product launches. Our enterprise solutions including CrowdLink have helped clients around the world to increase company value. Qforma has a global presence with offices in Frankfurt, Germany; Lviv, Ukraine; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and headquarters in Morris Plains, New Jersey.

For further information, please visit:

Qforma: www.qforma.com

Qforma: Kilian Weiss (973) 889-1300

About EuroPriSe

EuroPriSe started as an EU funded project that aimed at establishing a trans-European privacy seal. Today EuroPriSe offers certifications for IT products and IT-based services throughout the EU.  A unique certification, EuroPriSe seals assure users that their personal data are handled in accordance with European data protection laws. As the only EU-wide, independent privacy seal EuroPriSe empowers enterprises to demonstrate their compliance with European laws and regulations. EuroPriSe certifications have been awarded to business of all sizes including small and medium-sized companies and multinational organisations. 

For further information, please visit:
EuroPriSe: www.european-privacy-seal.eu

EuroPriSe: Sebastian Meissner +49 228 763 679 31