CARDIFF, Wales, January 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tracesmart, a leader in the field of consumer intelligence, reinforced its stringent data security management with the successful accreditation of the globally recognised ISO 27001 Information Security certification. The standard provides a model for establishing, operating, reviewing and improving an Information Security Management System (ISMS, providing Tracesmart with a trusted framework which ensures its data, as well as that of its clients, is kept secure and confidential.

This accreditation strengthens Tracesmart's warranty and current product offerings which include "Know your Customer" ( identity verification, existence checks, consumer data cleansing (, people and pension tracing. These services are utilised by a large and diverse range of businesses, from SME to FTSE 100 companies, and are prominent within the financial services, pensions and collections industries.

Tracesmart's technical director, Paul Weathersby, stated: "Data is our business; we take security and confidentiality very seriously. Our clients are also mindful of the importance of quality data management, which is why ISO 27001 is very important to us. We are proud of all the hard work and effort our employees demonstrated to ensure we successfully passed our audit inspection. We can now offer our existing and potential clients a further assurance in our management systems, while demonstrating that we're committed to protecting data."

Having been officially accredited, Tracesmart is one of less than 500 companies in the UK to have achieved the high standards required for ISO 27001 certification. As well as demonstrating a commitment to the highest level of data security, it will provide Tracesmart's clients with confidence that the company will keep data security at the forefront of the business - the ISO 27001 requires that regular audits take place to ensure that information management security duties are fulfilled and continuously improved.

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