Kaspersky to process and store data of its customers from the United States and Canada in Switzerland

Kaspersky is progressing with the relocation of its data storage and processing infrastructure to Switzerland, now by moving data from customers from the United States and Canada. In addition, the company is announcing plans to open its first Latin American Transparency Center in Sao Paulo, Brazil in January 2020.
As a leading global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky has always been committed to the most trustworthy and strongest protection of its customers’ data. Moreover, the company has been continuously working to improve customer security by building effective data protection based on digital trust. Therefore, as part of its Global Transparency Initiative, Kaspersky has been adapting its data storage and processing infrastructure by moving core processes from Russia to Switzerland – starting with European users.

The company is now taking the next step by announcing that data from customers of the The United States and Canada will also be moved and processed in Switzerland. This data is shared voluntarily with the Kaspersky Security Network (KSN) – an advanced, cloud-based system that automatically processes cyber threat-related data. This includes suspicious or previously unknown malicious files that the company’s products send to KSN for automated malware analysis.

“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. Trust needs to be earned, and at Kaspersky we believe any company needs to constantly improve transparency and accountability in cyberspace. We are glad to proceed further with our big infrastructure project and, as promised, moving other regions in addition to European customers, whose data is processed in Swiss data centers,” commented Anton Shingarev, Vice-President for Public Affairs at Kaspersky.

The company’s announcement was made at the Paris Peace Forum 2019, a second edition of an international global event that Kaspersky has supported as an early signatory of the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace.

In addition, Kaspersky has announced plans to open a new Transparency Center in Latin America. It’s been exactly one year since the company established its first Transparency Center in Zurich – a dedicated security facility for trusted partners to review the company’s source code – and it proved to be an important and necessary tool for both existing and prospective Kaspersky customers to increase their confidence and trust in cybersecurity products and services.

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