Data privacy and compliance with associated laws and regulations is a core element for HR, staffing and technology companies that deal with personal client and candidate information on a daily basis. Textkernel adheres to strict standards of data privacy and security through international certification, such as the ISO27001 standard, and data processing agreements. In our commitment to achieve global data privacy and security excellence, we’re excited to announce that Textkernel has finalized its  SOC 2 Type 1 examination. 

What is SOC 2 compliance?

SOC for Service Organizations reports are designed to help service organizations, entities that process information or handle business transactions on behalf of its customers, build trust and confidence in their service delivery and controls over information and data through a report prepared by a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). SOC 2 reports provide assurance about the controls that Textkernel employs to protect the privacy and confidentiality of users’ data, as well as the security, availability and processing integrity of Textkernel’s systems.

“As Textkernel’s Information Security Officer I am very happy that we now have a SOC 2 report. The report enables us to provide our customers with additional assurance that their data is well protected with us. Also the report enabled us to reflect upon our current security practices and make improvements where possible”

– Johan van der Zel

What does it mean to you?

SOC 2 reports have become an industry standard for software providers and should be strongly considered when choosing a HR software solution. An increasingly digitized staffing and recruitment industry offers many advantages, but does not come without potential security risks. Textkernel mitigates these risks so you can get the most out of your solution and focus on their business. If you are an existing Textkernel customer or a  prospective customer, you can reach out to your account manager to request a copy of the auditor’s report. 

What is next for compliance at Textkernel?

Our commitment to security is continuous. In addition to having a  SOC 2 Type 1 report, our next target is obtaining a  SOC 2 Type 2 report within the next 6 months. We will continue to build products and deliver services with data security as a top priority.

Know your data is safe and secure

We hope this update helps you rest easy knowing that your data in Textkernel is secure. To learn more about our security policies and initiatives, visit our Security page.