Today, OneLogin announced a strategic partnership with T-Systems, the German IT powerhouse and a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom. The announcement could not have been more timely given Apple’s recent stance against FBI’s demand to have a backdoor created in Apple’s mobile operating system.
Today also marks the two-year anniversary since OneLogin first addressed European data privacy concerns and opened data centers in London and Amsterdam. Our local residency option has been very popular with European enterprises of which we host individual companies with more than 100,000 employees. However, data privacy suffered a serious setback in October, when the European Court of Justice declared the U.S. Safe Harbor agreement invalid.
We have been offering EU Model Contract Clauses to our customers as an alternative, but we wanted to step up our efforts even more to fill the gap left by the invalidation of the U.S. Safe Harbor program. OneLogin’s partnership with T-Systems takes data privacy to a new level. German data privacy laws are among the strictest in the world and this partnership enables OneLogin to host European customers’ data in a one hundred-percent German-owned and operated data center, which keeps data unreachable by OneLogin, and more importantly, foreign authorities.
I’m excited about the partnership as well as demonstrating that OneLogin once again leads the way in addressing data privacy concerns. I will be at CeBIT in Hannover on March 14-15 and look forward to meeting partners and prospects.
Read the full press release here.