City Network, a global supplier of managed cloud hosting services, has launched ‘Compliant Office’, an office collaboration and productivity tool with built-in regulatory compliance. The service, which includes e-mail, team chat, calendars and documents, is based and operated in Europe and governed solely by European data legislation.
Compliant Office is a managed cloud service operated from City Networks’ ‘Compliant Cloud’ infrastructure service. The service is delivered from secured data centers, certified and scoped in rigorous processes to adhere to local and European data protection laws and regulations.
With its compliant cloud, City Network would ensure that customers comply with demands originating from specific laws and regulations concerning auditing, reputability, data handling and data security such as Basel, Solvency and GDPR.
Data in City Network’s Compliant Office solution is securely stored and processed within the EU, managed only by City Network, a European entity. It is administrated only by personnel who have been background checked in accordance with national data protection laws such as the Protective Security Act in Sweden.
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“Today marks the launch of the first regulatory compliant office suite which is built, based and operated in Europe,” said Johan Christenson, CEO and founder of City Network. “As such it adheres to the highest security and regulatory standards and keeps sensitive data out of reach for foreign governments.”
“Across the EU, politicians, the public sector and industry organizations have been very vocal about the need for cloud services and there has been much debate about the legality of their use,” added Mr. Christenson. “Some public organizations have even conducted their own risk assessments and actively chosen not to comply with current legislation. The launch of Compliant Office will enable organizations to abide by our laws and regulations and the service positions itself as a clear alternative to services such as Office 365.”
City Network’s services are available from more than 20 data centers around the world. The company is certified according to ISO 9001, 14001, 27001, 27010, 27013, 27015, 27017 and 27018 – internationally recognized standards for quality, sustainability and information security.
“Regardless of whether the service is used by a municipality, an enterprise or a school, the e-mail, chat, documents and calendar features form the foundation of Compliant Office,” added Mr. Christenson. “These features must fulfill three fundamental requirements. The services should be easy to use, cost effective and, most important of all, users must rest assured that their information is stored and processed in a secure and safe way, fulfilling all regulatory requirements. These three pillars have been our guiding principles when building Compliant Office.”