The British Standards of Institution (BSI) has certified SAP for its processes regarding data protection and privacy.
SAP is one of the first companies to receive the global certification for BS 10012:2017*, which covers the core requirements when collecting, storing and managing personal data on individuals.
Howard Kerr, Chief Executive at the BSI, said that SAP had demonstrated a “best-practice approach” to help users manage personal records and are “committed to building information resilience.”
The certification means that the internal processes of SAP meet the recently introduced GDPR laws. Additionally, the new accreditation shows that:
  • Customers will benefit from standardised auditing processes that may help to reduce costs
  • Users will have a reliable basis for evaluating internal compliance
  • SAP provides an internationally renowned standard for data protection and privacy
  • SAP will be the first user of a certified data protection management system
Luka Mucic, a member of SAP’s Executive Board, said that the management of data is always high on the agenda at SAP. “Data protection and privacy is a top priority. For us it is not a new trend – it is part of our DNA.”
“Certification by British Standards Institution (BSI) is testimony that our certified internal processes are ready for the upcoming GDPR requirements. Our teams are very proud, as this is one of the highest data protection standards available.”
The BSI assists organisations in delivering best practices. The new certification is formal recognition that SAP meets globally accepted standards of data protection and privacy.