Back in February 2015, Microsoft became the first cloud provider to adopt the privacy-focused ISO 27018 standard  a follow-on to ISO 27001), a significant measure of data safeguard, protecting users’ personally identifiable information (PII) by cloud providers. Now the Dropbox, a popular cloud storage solution, achieved the standard to assure users about how Dropbox handles their data.

The ISO 27018 has been granted specifically for the enterprise-focused Dropbox for Business file-sharing service, which the company claims is used by more than 100,000 businesses.

Traditionally, the ISO standard is applied to public cloud computing service providers  acting as PII processors, responsible for managing financial information, intellectual property, employee details and other data entrusted to them by third parties.

In the blog post, Dropbox announced: “We’re pleased to be one of the first companies to achieve ISO 27018 certification. Privacy and data protection regulations and norms vary around the world, and we’re confident this certification will help our customers meet their global compliance needs.”



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