Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014
TrustPoint International, a leader in the delivery of legal technologies and services to law firms, corporations and governments, today announced it has successfully completed its AICPA Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) Type 2 Examination. The examination conducted by A-lign™ Security and Compliance Services, an independent accounting and auditing firm, evaluated company processes for security, confidentiality and privacy of data analytics and archive services for the period May 1, 2013, through October 31, 2013, with final commentary and conclusion of the examination period occurring in January 2014.
The SOC 2 Type 2 Examination is an evaluation of TrustPoint International controls, processes and procedures relevant to the security, confidentiality and privacy of data processed for its clients. Client corporations and law firms with certification and compliance requirements may now leverage TrustPoint International’s SOC 2 Type 2 Examination Report as part of their compliance strategy and documentation.
“The security, confidentiality and privacy of client data is a top priority for us,” shared Mark Hawn, Chief Executive Officer of TrustPoint International. "This examination provides an objective view on the proven effectiveness of the data processing controls for our data analytics and archive services and enables us to meet with confidence the increasingly stringent data compliance needs of our clients."
A SOC 2 examination is performed in accordance with AT Section 101, Attest Engagements (AICPA, Professional Standards). SOC 2 is designated as an acceptable method for a service organization such as TrustPoint International to obtain assurance about internal controls over security, confidentiality, and privacy without conducting additional assessments.
A SOC 2 examination is the replacement for the now defunct SAS 70 examination and is widely recognized because it represents that a service organization has been through an evaluation of control activities as they relate to the applicable Trust Services Principles and Criteria. A Type 2 report not only includes the service organization’s system description, but includes information on the design and operational effectiveness of the service organization’s controls. It is estimated that only 14% of data centers nationally achieved this prestigious certification in 2013.
About the AICPA
Founded in 1887, the AICPA represents the CPA profession nationally regarding rule making and standard setting, and serves as an advocate before legislative bodies, public interest groups and other professional organizations. The AICPA develops standards for audits of private companies and other services by CPAs; provides educational guidance materials to its members; develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination; and monitors and enforces compliance with the profession’s technical and ethical standards.
The AICPA’s founding established accountancy as a profession distinguished by rigorous educational requirements, high professional standards, a strict code of professional ethics, a licensing status and a commitment to serving the public interest.
About TrustPoint International
TrustPoint International helps clients address business and legal challenges associated with the discovery and review of electronically stored information with legal technologies and services for law firms, corporations and governments. Founded in 2008 and based in Atlanta, GA, TrustPoint International’s end-to-end eDiscovery services include forensic collections, processing, analytics, predictive coding and managed review and are supported from 11 national offices and six national review centers.
Questions or comments regarding our Service Organization Control 2 (SOC 2) Report under AT Section 101 should be submitted to TrustPoint International by mail or e-mail as follows:
3575 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30330