NetClean partners with Atos to aid cyber security compliance in the workplace
Impending EU regulation will place greater emphasis on compliance.
NetClean, the leading developer of technical solutions to fight child sexual abuse material, today announced a partnership with Atos, an international leader in digital services, to tackle the growing issues of compliance in the workplace.
The partnership, a first of its kind in Europe, will assist enterprises in their preparations for the forthcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to be adopted in 2016 but enforced in 2018.
Atos and NetClean will work together to offer enterprises solutions to mitigate the risk of reputational damage by detecting and tracking child sexual abuse material as part of their broader cyber security offerings.
The new EU General Data Protection Regulation will trigger new issues around compliance and the awareness of compliance from a business perspective. It will also lead to a greater focus on the protection of personal data, which means there will be significant fines and penalties for those who don’t follow the rules.
“This is a key preparatory step for NetClean where the new EU data laws are concerned. Much work needs to be done to educate businesses on the issues of compliance and reputational implications,” said Christian Berg, CEO of NetClean. “Atos is a strong partner with an international reach to market. It is looking to expand its ‘Trust & compliance’ offering, so we’re excited to join forces for a good cause.”
The deal will initially focus on the Central European market, including Austria, Switzerland, Poland and Germany. The reach will then be expanded to a number of other countries throughout Europe.
“We approached NetClean as the leading provider of protection against child sexual material”, commented Andreas Köberl, VP, Head of Big Data & Security Austria, Atos. “Our aim is to further enhance ethical compliance for our customers as part of Atos’ holistic approach to trust & compliance.”
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa €12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.