ICON Respects Data Protection By Becoming
A 2022 Data Protection Day Champion
28th of January 2022, Prague, Czech Republic – ICON Communication Centres s.r.o. (ICON), a Prague-based multilingual BPO and call centre, announces its commitment to Data Protection Day by registering as a Champion with www.staysafeonline.org. As a Champion, ICON recognises and supports the principle that all organisations share the responsibility of being conscientious stewards of personal information.
Data Protection Day generates awareness about the importance of privacy, highlights simple ways to protect personal information and reminds organisations that respecting privacy is good for business. This year, ICON encourages businesses to respect customer data and learn about their responsibility to keep individuals’ personal information safe from unauthorised access and ensure fair, relevant, and legitimate data collection and processing.
ICON partners with privacy and data protection focused third parties to align with global data protection environments and legislative responsibilities. The business’ data protection framework is secured through numerous processes, including data security tests, PCI compliance, Clean Desk and Clean Screen Audits, Remote Work Security Audits, and phishing penetration tests.
“ICON regularly conducts assessments of its data collection practices and understands the application of privacy laws and regulations with respect to the countries within which it operates for clients.”
Helen Hickin – CEO – ICON
ICON cultivates a culture of data protection privacy by educating colleagues of their and ICON’s obligations to protect personal information. Colleagues are regularly up-skilled and reminded of the importance of data protection and how privacy and data security apply to their work daily.
According to a Pew Research Centre study, 79% of U.S. adults report being concerned about how companies are using their data. As technology evolves and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to influence how consumers interact with businesses online, data collection practices are becoming increasingly an essential component day to day business. This makes it imperative that companies be open and honest about collecting, using, and sharing consumers’ personal information and communicate their policies clearly and concisely.
ICON advocates using multi-factor authentication (MFA) wherever possible, especially on accounts with sensitive information. MFA has been found to block 99.9% of automated attacks when enabled and can ensure that data is protected, even in the event of a breach.
For more information about Data Protection Day, visit staysafeonline.org.
ICON (est. 2003) creates tailor-made outsourcing solutions that use a combination of cutting-edge technology and A-player human resource to deliver leading inside sales and account management solutions for brands engaging in B2B and B2C interactions. Based in Central Europe, ICON’s brand evangelists provide award-winning CX and complex interactions in 30 languages. Clients benefit from a mature and experienced workforce, competitive price point, and accessible geographical location.
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