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26 April 2016

GlobalSign Joins International Association of Privacy Professionals

Privacy community helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally

GlobalSign Joins International Association of Privacy Professionals

Membership emphasizes commitment to improving security and ensuring data privacy

GMO GlobalSign (, a leading provider of identity and security solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE), is now a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), a comprehensive global information privacy community and resource.

The exponential growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) introduces a whole new level of risk in regards to privacy and security in a hyper-connected world. IoT products are on the development fast track and oftentimes security is an afterthought. But the tide is changing; IoT device manufacturers are implementing security by design and consumers are more informed about the importance of data privacy. There is also a lot of work being done by organizations like the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) and Industrial Internet Consortium to address the lack of standards and controls for IoT security and privacy.

As a trusted identity and access management (IAM) and public key infrastructure (PKI) solutions provider, GlobalSign is enabling privacy and security to be built into the IoT ecosystem from the beginning. PKI provides key information security capabilities, including authentication, encryption, and data integrity with GlobalSign’s high-volume distribution services and agile certificate profiles.

“High-profile data breaches and sensational device hacking news stories are forcing consumers to take a closer look at what measures manufacturers are taking to ensure security and privacy of their identities and personal data. In fact, security is becoming a competitive advantage for IoT device manufacturers,” said Christian Simko, Vice President of Marketing, GlobalSign. “We look forward to working with IAPP to enhance privacy for our customers.”

About the IAPP
The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the world's largest association of privacy professionals with more than 25,000 members across 83 countries. The IAPP is a not-for-profit association that helps to define and support the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at

About GMO GlobalSign
GlobalSign is the leading provider of trusted identity and security solutions enabling businesses, large enterprises, cloud-based service providers and IoT innovators around the world to secure online communications, manage millions of verified digital identities and automate authentication and encryption. Its high-scale PKI and identity and access management (IAM) solutions support the billions of services, devices, people and things comprising the Internet of Everything (IoE). The company has offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

About GMO Cloud KK
GMO Cloud K.K. (TSE: 3788) is a full-service IT infrastructure provider focused on cloud solutions. Established as a hosting company in 1996, the company has managed servers for more than 130,000 businesses and now has 6,500 sales partners throughout Japan. In February of 2011, the company launched GMO Cloud to enhance its focus on cloud-based solutions. Since 2007, the company has also grown its GlobalSign SSL security brand through offices in Belgium, U.K., U.S., China and Singapore. For more information please visit

About GMO Internet Group
GMO Internet Group is an Internet services industry leader, developing and operating Japan’s most widely used domain, hosting & cloud, ecommerce, security, and payment solutions. The Group also comprises the world’s largest online FX trading platform, as well as online advertising, Internet media, and mobile entertainment products. GMO Internet, Inc. (TSE: 9449) is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. For more information please visit

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