Why Tresorit is committing to the Swiss Digital Trust Label

Why Tresorit is committing to the Swiss Digital Trust Label

At Tresorit, we’re constantly updating and improving our products to ensure we stay at the cutting edge of cybersecurity.

As part of that commitment, we set out in July 2022 to become one of the first companies in the world to earn the Swiss Digital Trust Label: a new initiative that helps users check if a digital service or app truly is trustworthy.

Launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2022 by the Swiss Digital Initiative, the project was created as a starting point to drive a global movement for better digital responsibility, underpinned by Swiss traditions and values.

The Swiss Digital Trust Label was designed to reassure users that the service they’re about to use maintains certain levels of privacy and security for their information. Companies using the label are audited on 35 criteria in four categories — security, data protection, reliability, and fair user interaction — and must provide transparency and information for users on what’s happening to their info behind the scenes.

In doing so, organizations can publicly prove that they take their digital responsibilities seriously. Other early adopters of the scheme include Credit Suisse, Cisco, and UNICEF Switzerland and Liechtenstein, as well as Tresorit’s parent company, Swiss Post.

As a company focused on the highest levels of cybersecurity, Tresorit already fulfilled many of the label’s requirements. But the audit gave us a fresh opportunity to compare our policies with other industry leaders.

In particular, we were able to focus on criteria that go beyond GDPR or ISO regulations, as Tresorit already complies with both of these standards.

Some of these requirements are under-the-hood changes that go unnoticed by users, but ultimately provide peace of mind. They include ensuring that security updates are properly verified, and that there are no hard-coded critical security parameters in the service software source code.

But many of the requirements for the Swiss Digital Trust Label provide a better user experience.

Companies must give a clear description of what their product does, as well as easy-to-understand, easy-to-access guidance on how their product should be securely installed, configured, and updated. They must also provide non-discriminating access to all potential users.

These are criteria that go hand in hand with Tresorit’s focus on providing a seamless user experience, without compromising on security.

We’re proud to have joined the Swiss Digital Trust Label on the ground floor, to help lead way in supporting companies to improve their cybersecurity.

But we’re also proud to have joined them in their global push for better digital values, encouraging governments, organizations, and businesses to make the right choices to protect the public and their data.

Ultimately, it all comes back to the core belief on which Tresorit was founded — that privacy is a human right.

To learn more about the label and its requirements, join us for a free webinar on 23rd March at 3pm CET.