Clarity claims to be the first Travel Management Company: An agency which manages business travel for a company. to achieve a new data security certification based around the requirements of General Data Protection Regulation (General Data Protection Regulation: a new and more stringent EU regime for data protection which will apply in the UK from May 25, 2018).
The BS 10012 Personal Information Management certification means Clarity meets the core requirements for collecting, storing, processing, retaining or disposing of personal records relating to individuals.
In addition, the Travel Management Company: An agency which manages business travel for a company. has also achieved ISO 22301 for Business Continuity Management, bringing its total accreditations to five, including previously awarded standards 9001 for Quality Management, 14001 for Environmental Management, 50001 for Energy Management and 27001 for Information Security Management.
Group head of IT compliance Owen Coombes commented: “This is a fantastic achievement for Clarity. It confirms to us that our technology and processes are agile enough to continue servicing clients in even the most challenging circumstances and that client and staff information is always protected in line with General Data Protection Regulation: a new and more stringent EU regime for data protection which will apply in the UK from May 25, 2018 requirements.”
CEO Pat McDonagh added: “The process took 18 months to complete and involved almost every department in the business. We have invested a significant amount of time and effort to achieve this status and are thrilled that the hard work so many of our employees have undertaken to get us here has been officially recognised. It is so important for us that we can offer our clients peace of mind – both in our ability to continue to meet their SLAs, whatever challenges we face, and that their data, which they entrust to us, is protected to the highest level.”
The accreditation comes after Clarity re-launched its online booking tool Go2Book at the Business Travel Show in February.