Box Extends Global Cloud with Milestone BCR Approval

We have reached an exciting landmark in the growth of our international business. We have received approval for our Global Binding Corporate Rules (Global BCRs), covering the personal data of our customers and that of our own European Economic Area (EEA) employees.

This means that we have completed the BCRs approval process from the European Data Protection Authorities (EU DPAs) for our Global BCRs as a data processor and controller. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office was our lead reviewer with peer review by the Spanish and Polish DPAs. This enables companies across Europe to deploy a validated cloud environment in accordance with the highest data protection standards available today.

To gain approval from the EU DPAs, we underwent a robust review of our global group of companies’ data privacy policies and procedures. The BCRs are based on rigorous criteria and we are extremely proud to be one of only a few cloud platforms in the world to have received approval for our Global BCRs.

BCRs are company­-specific data protection policies which enable multinational companies to transfer personal data within their group (as data controllers) and to process personal data on behalf of its EEA customers in locations outside the EEA (as data processors), including the use of sub-processors where approved. Our Global BCRs are also intended to ensure that personal data has an identical level of protection and security no matter where the customer is based in the world.

This is a hugely significant step for Box as we continue to scale internationally while offering what we believe is the most secure enterprise content management platform in the world.

Today's news follows hot on the heels of last month's global cloud news where we announced that Box now supports compliance with ISO 27018, following our current support for compliance with ISO 27001 and Box's certification under the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) System among others.

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