SheerID Achieves Privacy Extension to ISO 27001:2013 Certification Status

SheerID’s Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) is in compliance with the stringent standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Portland, OR – May, 9, 2024 – SheerID, the global leader in identity verification for commerce, today announced it has received ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification status from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

Achieving ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification status means SheerID’s Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) effectively enhances the existing Information Security Management System (ISMS), meeting additional requirements to implement, maintain, and continuously improve privacy-related processes and controls. With this additional certification, SheerID demonstrates compliance with the framework for Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Controllers and PII Processors to manage privacy controls, reduce risks regarding privacy rights of individuals, and follow global best practices. 

In accordance with the stringent ISO/IEC review process, A-LIGN, a certification body accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) found that SheerID has implemented all necessary technical controls and formalized privacy policies and procedures. This audit confirmed that SheerID adheres to applicable privacy requirements,  providing assurances to its customers and signaling trustworthiness to the public. In conjunction with this review, the third-party auditor also performed a surveillance audit to confirm the ISMS continues to operate as specified and intended, allowing SheerID to maintain its ISO/IEC 27001 certification. 

The certification applies to all organizational functions involved in the development, maintenance and operations of SheerID’s Identity Marketing platform, verification services, and systems.

“With this achievement, we demonstrate our commitment to safeguarding privacy and ensuring the highest standards of data protection for our customers, further solidifying our position as a trusted partner in the digital world,” said Greg Damon, Data Protection Officer of SheerID. “The focus on continuous improvement and the managed approach fostered by the ISO standards further help us to streamline compliance not only with the ever-expanding regulatory landscape, but also our customer agreements and internal policies.”   

“SheerID takes threats to the availability, integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of client information seriously,” said Jake Weatherly, CEO of SheerID. “This certification demonstrates our continued commitment to information security at every level and ensures that the security of customer data and information has been addressed, implemented, and properly controlled in all areas of our organization.”

About the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 167 national standards bodies that brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

About the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a global, not-for-profit membership organization that brings together more than 170 countries and coordinates the work of 20,000 experts globally. Its work underpins quality infrastructure and international trade in electrical and electronic goods. It administers 4 Conformity assessment systems whose members certify that devices, systems, installations, services and people work as required. 

About SheerID

SheerID is the global leader in identity verification for commerce. With SheerID, brands identify and acquire customers from highly valued consumer communities — such as the military, students, teachers, and first responders — with personalized offers through loyalty programs, digital wallets, and more, that are gated by instant verification from the largest set of authoritative data worldwide. SheerID verifies more than 2.5 billion people via 200,000 authoritative data sources to increase sales while mitigating fraud, provides global insights from hundreds of the world’s leading brands, and never shares or sells customer data. As a result, the world’s biggest brands — including Amazon, Home Depot, Spotify, and T-Mobile — rely on SheerID as their identity verification partner. Founded in 2011, SheerID is backed by Fortson VC, Brighton Park Capital, Centana Growth Partners, Voyager Capital, and CVC Growth Partners.

SheerID is ISO Certified and is a member of the MACH Alliance, the group of independent technology companies dedicated to advocating for open, best-of-breed technology ecosystems. In 2023, SheerID ranked among the highest-scoring businesses on Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of Best Workplaces. For more information, please visit SheerID or follow us on X (formerly Twitter), LinkedIn, Facebook, and TikTok.


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