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12.14.2017

Business Keeper AG renews European Privacy Seal for BKMS® System once again

The whistleblowing solution "Business Keeper Monitoring System" succesfully passed recertification according to EuroPriSe's "GDPR ready" certification criteria.

The BKMS® System is a whistleblowing system, technically designed as a web based service that is offered by Business Keeper AG to their customers. Whistleblowers (e.g., employees of a customer) may reveal their identity or act anonymously or pseudonymously when reporting a grievance (e.g., criminal activities such as fraud or embezzlement). The BKMS® System facilitates a dialogue between whistleblowers and examiners. Whistleblowers are enabled to set up a post box in order to exchange messages with examiners.

Business Keeper AG was initially awarded the European Privacy Seal in 2013 and successfully renewed it for the first time in 2015.

The 2017 reevaluation was conducted by EuroPriSe Technical Expert Alexey Testsov and EuroPriSe Legal Expert Dr. Irene Karper. It showed that the BKMS® System continues to meet all applicable EuroPriSe requirements. It is worth noting that BKMS® System does even comply with EuroPriSe‘s "GDPR ready" requirements already and that Business Keeper AG underwent a combined recertification procedure, which resulted in the award of two seals, the EuroPriSe seal and the Datenschutz-Gütesiegel granted by ULD, the data protection authority of Schleswig-Holstein. 

“We want whistleblowers and customers to rest assured that the protection of their data is our highest priority, and the two quality seals emphasise this. It is a clear signal of trustworthiness,” says Kenan Tur, Founder and Director of Business Keeper AG. “With the entire measure taken within the BKMS® System we want to set the security standard for electronic whistleblowing systems with respect to the latest technological possibilities.“

Sebastian Meissner, Head of the EuroPriSe Certification Authority: “We have been convinced once again that the BKMS® System ensures the safety and confidentiality of personal data by means of an extraordinarily high level of data security and highly differentiated access rights. What is more, BKMS® System is the first IT-based service to prove compliance with our new "GDPR ready" certification criteria.“

Further information about the 2017 recertification is available here.

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