Leading Indian pharmaceutical research and development company, Semler Research Center (SRC), has been awarded ISO 27001 certification in recognition of its deployment of information security best practices.
ISO 27001 is the best practice specification that helps businesses across the world develop a best-in-class Information Security Management System (ISMS). An ISMS is the systematic management approach to managing confidential data so that it remains secure. It includes the looking after, and security of people, processes and IT systems.
Dr Krathish Bopanna, President and Executive Director of SRC said “It is an important milestone for us and reiterates our efforts in the direction of data security, confidentiality and client data protection. We recognize and understand that the security of our sponsor’s data is of vital importance and this independent accreditation should help our customers and their confidence that we have adequate measures and internal procedures in place to protect their data and eliminate any potential security risks….. This certification shows our committment to sponsors information security, business continuity and physical security”.
In India, April 2011, the Government released a new announcement on privacy data law which relates to any company that collects information within the country.
The proposed regulations state in the ITA (Information Technology Act) that those who have implemented ISO 27001 “shall be deemed to have complied with reasonable security practices” which are “duly approved by the Central Governmant.”
Therefore complying to ISO 27001 will mean that you are complying to the regulations stated in the ITA.
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