Kaspersky announced that it is moving core processes from Russia to a transparency center in Switzerland as part of its Global Transparency Initiative.
Kaspersky is relocating the data storage and processing infrastructure to Switzerland by moving the data of the United States and Canada users. Kaspersky aims to improve customer security with effective data protection buildings based on digital trust. As a part of the Global Transparency Initiative will also include European users. North American customers’ data will be shared voluntarily with the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) which is a cloud-based system that can process cyber threat-related data.
More Transparency Centers
Kaspersky also announced that there will be more Transparency Centers. First Transparency Center was established in Zurich last year. The security facility was dedicated to trusted partners to review the company’s source code. The company also opened a Transparency Center in Madrid earlier this year. Additionally, Kaspersky also announced plans to open a new one in Latin America and Malaysia.
Anton Shingarev, Kaspersky public affairs vice-president say:
All of us want to protect our own data. That is an understandable demand in our digital world. But we need to know that we can trust our own choices in digital technology, like smartphones, laptops, mobile applications or cybersecurity solutions. Our specifically developed ‘three-layer’ approach to security briefings provides each partner with the most appropriate and needed type of support. From sharing our transparency and data processing practices to conducting a hardcore comprehensive source code review, we provide our partners with the information they need.