Press Release: Privacy+ Certification Extends into India

February 12, 2019

First PRISM International Privacy+ Certification in India is Awarded to Ninestars Information Technologies.

Phoenix, Ariz., February 12, 2019 – PRISM International is proud to announce Ninestars Information Technologies has been awarded Privacy+ Certification™, making it the first India-based firm to do so.

Privacy+ is the international certification program overseen by PRISM International. It allows records and information management companies to demonstrate their commitment to ensuring the privacy of information by submitting to review and audits. Obtaining certification is voluntary for companies that handle physical storage, hard-copy records, and offline removable computer media.

Commenting on this accomplishment, i-SIGMA CEO Bob Johnson said, “Ninestars recognizes that consumers benefit by the third-party validation of service provider compliance. Under the current climate for data protection, customers’ liability is too great to be validating vendor qualifications without rigorous, credible, third-party verification.”

Johnson went on to add, “In achieving Privacy+ Certification, Ninestars has demonstrated extraordinary operational excellence and joins an elite global network of information management firms.”

Regarding the achievement of Privacy+ Certification and becoming the first Indian company to do so, the Managing Director of Ninestars, Gokul Krishnan, said, “Ninestars is proud to bring Privacy+ Certification to India. Protecting the data of our partners is our top priority and achieving this certificate solidifies our commitment to protecting the physical storage and handling of hard-copy records of our clients. With this certificate, we want our stakeholders around the world to both understand and embrace, our commitment to security. We see it as a service to our customers. As a result, they are assured we are meeting our compliance standards.”

This announcement follows on the heels of the first Privacy+ Certification in Saudi Arabia last August.

About PRISM International:

PRISM International is a division of the International Secure Information Governance and Management Association™ (i-SIGMA™) and focuses on records information management, including physical record storage and management, data protection services, imaging and conversion services, and confidential destruction services. It advocates for a standard of best practices across governments and by service providers as well as product, equipment, and service suppliers globally. It serves members in more than 50 countries, many of whom hold Privacy+ Certification, a prestigious international certification program that allows records and information management companies to demonstrate a commitment to ensuring the privacy of information. Learn More About PRISM International and Privacy+ at


Kelly Martínez

Director of Marketing
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Katie Mahoney

Director of Certification
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