24 September 2020 News Releases

Ex Libris First in Industry to Attain ISO 27701:2019 Certification for Privacy Information Management Systems

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce the company has achieved certification for ISO 27701:2019, an international standard published by the International Organization for Standardization.

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL, September 24, 2020 – Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the company has achieved certification for ISO 27701:2019, an international standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the only organization in the library software industry to do so. ISO 27701:2019 provides a code of practice for maintaining the privacy of data in a privacy information management system (PIMS). This standard establishes privacy requirements, helps organizations manage risks related to personally identifiable information (PII), and outlines a comprehensive set of operational controls that can be mapped to various regulations.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other data privacy laws such as the Brazilian General Data Protection Law are just some of the many privacy regulations which are becoming more relevant for organizations around the world. Achieving ISO 27701:2019 certification demonstrates that systems are in place to support compliance to these privacy regulations and strengthens Ex Libris’ ongoing commitment to aligning with leading privacy and security practices. Ex Libris customers benefit from the assurance that Ex Libris complies with robust internationally recognized standards and that Ex Libris will continue to invest in complying with future standards as well.

The ISO 27701 guidelines are now part of the Ex Libris multi‑tier privacy and security model covering all aspects of cloud services. This model and the Ex Libris controls in place are based on established international standards such as ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO/IEC 27018:2014, ISO/IEC 27017:2015, and ISO/IEC 22301, as well as the Cloud Security Alliance’s Security Trust Assurance and Risk (STAR) self-assessment program.

Barak Rozenblat, vice president of Ex Libris cloud services, noted, “The ISO 27701:2019 certification is an important milestone for Ex Libris in the protection of our clients’ data all around the world. Ex Libris will continue to adopt the latest privacy and security practices for our cloud services.”

About Ex Libris

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement. Ex Libris serves over 7,500 customers in 90 countries. For more information about Ex Libris, see our website, and join us on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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