Kaspersky has relocated all data storage and information processing activities, including the data from users in the Asia Pacific, from Russia to Switzerland as part of its Global Transparency Initiative (GTI).
The GTI aims to address the growing demand from partners and government stakeholders for more information on the company’s products and technologies work. The relocation of data processing and storage was first announced in November 2018.
Customer data from Europe, US, Asia Pacific and Canada will now be processed at two data centres in Zurich – together with suspicious or beforehand unknown malicious information despatched by its merchandise to the Kaspersky Safety Community for automated evaluation.
“Since we introduced our World Transparency Initiative with numerous daring steps, together with information processing and storage relocation, Kaspersky has not solely reconfirmed its dedication to being a trusted accomplice, however anticipated expectations from the market and regulators,” said founder and CEO, Eugene Kaspersky, in a corporate statement.
Kaspersky first opened its first Transparency Centre in the Asia Pacific with a partnership with CyberSecurity Malaysia, adding to other centres in Spain, Brazil, Switzerland and Canada.
The Kuala Lumpur centre will serve as a trusted facility for partners and government stakeholders to check and verify the source does of Kaspersky’s solutions, as well as function as a briefing centre where visitors can learn more about the company’s engineering and data processing practices.
In 2019, Kaspersky launched its new brand globally and in Southeast Asia and Singapore, the regional headquarters. The company also renewed its cooperation with INTERPOL and has signed several Memorandum of Understanding agreements with key cybersecurity agencies across the region.