Scout7 bags international seal of approval in preparation for 2018 data protection laws

September 29, 2017


Professional football’s leading scouting and recruitment software specialist, Scout7 has achieved certification from the internationally recognised information security management standard ISO 27001, proving its commitment to keeping customer, employee and shareholder information secure.


The independent assessment was conducted by leading certification body the British Assessment Bureau, with the results highlighting the Birmingham-based company’s effective preparation for next year’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which all professional football clubs’ suppliers should be compliant with by May 2018.


Scout7 has now earned the right to display the coveted British Assessment Bureau quality shield and ISO 27001 logo to demonstrate its conformance to the standard.


The certification minimises the risk of potential data security breaches, highlights operational excellence and demonstrates a credible and trustworthy brand. Lee Jamison, Scout7’s Managing Director said:


“Given the nature of the services we provide, information protection must sit right at the heart of everything we do. Our ISO 27001 standard coincides with the introduction of next year’s EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which professional clubs’ suppliers should be compliant with.”


The company, headquartered at the Innovation Birmingham Campus, provides bespoke solutions to around 230 professional clubs and associations globally, including 17 Clubs in the English Premier League. Lee Jamison added:


“Our certification provides the industry reassurance that both Scout7 technology solutions and our internal processes, both online and offline, are compliant with these regulations as well as the existing UK Data Protection Act.


“I believe that this approach is essential for any organisation working in the field of information management. We have a large and diverse client base, with clubs and associations of varying size and infrastructure, and they should expect nothing less than a world-class service with information protection, security and integrity right at the heart of it.”


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