Kaspersky will relocate some of its operations from Russia to a Zurich data centre in a bid to increase the cyber security firm’s transparency.
The company was blacklisted by the White House in 2017 amid accusations that it is linked to Russian intelligence services and fears that sensitive US federal data could be leaked to the Kremlin.
However, Kaspersky’s customer data storage and processing for most regions will be shifted to the new Swiss facility, along with software assembly and threat detection updates.
To ensure full transparency, a Swiss independent third party will supervise the activity.
By the end of 2019, Kaspersky will have established a data centre in Zurich, responsible for storing and processing all information for users in North America, Europe, Singapore, Australia, Japan and South Korea.
Eugene Kaspersky, chief executive of Kaspersky Lab, underlined the importance of transparency, saying: “We believe [this] action will become a global trend for cyber security, and that a policy of trust will catch on across the industry as a key basic requirement.”
Visit www.kaspersky.com/about/transparency to learn more about the company’s transparency principles.