Cornerstone Among First Organizations Awarded New International ISO 27701 Data Privacy Certification

July 9, 2020

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Cornerstone Among First Organisations Awarded New International ISO 27701 Data Privacy Certification

Cornerstone further proves commitment to protecting both data and people through achieving new gold standard in data privacy

London – July 9, 2020 – Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSOD), a global leader in people development solutions, today announced that it has received the ISO 27701 certification for a Privacy Information Management System, demonstrating its continued commitment to compliance and data privacy.

ISO 27701, considered to be the first globally recognized privacy certification, is the privacy extension of the information security management standard, ISO 27001, building upon the same requirements, controls and objectives, and is aligned with the GDPR.

While normally the issue of privacy is primarily considered from a legal perspective, this new certification not only provides a means to easily prove compliance, but also a structured framework for how to best approach it, recommending information security and personal data protection requirements and outlining practical guidance for managing privacy programs.

“It’s about more than protecting data, it’s about protecting people,” said José Alberto Rodríguez Ruiz, Global Data Protection Officer at Cornerstone. “With this new certification, we are bringing the power of people protection to all of our clients across the globe. We are focused on offering all organizations we work with the reassurance of how we handle their data, providing reliable compliance and career protection. This ultimately enables our clients to also gain the trust of their employees.”

This latest announcement also follows closely in the footsteps of previous data privacy initiatives undertaken by Cornerstone, such as appointing José Rodríguez, who was one of the first ten Data Protection Officers to be certified in France, as soon as GDPR was announced in 2016.

“At Cornerstone, we’re still on our journey to continuously improve approaches to data privacy and people protection, but we believe this certification marks a key milestone for both us and data privacy on the whole. This new certification will not only greatly contribute to how companies implement compliance, becoming a starting point for any additional certifications and easily determining higher and lower risk organizations, it will also likely become expected of any serious software provider,” concluded Rodríguez.

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