【Corporate Announcement】LINE Successfully Completes SOC 2 and SOC 3 Examinations for Two Consecutive Years since 2013

2015.02.17 Corporate Announcement

Tokyo, Japan – February 17, 2015 – LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE (http://line.me), today announced that it has successfully completed the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 and 3 certifications – international certifications on internal control over personal data-related services – for its second consecutive year since 2013.

 

Completion of SOC 2 and 3 certifications are issued only when a company satisfies standards based on 5 principles (Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality, and Privacy) in 127 areas pursuant to the Trust Services Principles and Criteria enacted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. The evaluation is conducted by an independent auditing firm. Even if a company has obtained the certification previous year, it still has to undergo a stringent test. 

 

SOC 2 and SOC 3 certify that customer data is protected against unauthorized access by the third parties. They ensure not only the safety of services to users, but also the reliability of services in relation to comprehensive internal control, including operating entities, management systems, and processes. The successful renewal of the certifications indicates that LINE’s internal control meets international standards and LINE is recognized as a reliable and trusted service. 

 

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Comment from Park Euivin, CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of LINE Corporation:

“It is essential for LINE to ensure the security of its services for users around the world, and we strive to enhance security as part of our mission. I am pleased that LINE has been recognized as a reliable service through the successful renewal of the certifications.” 

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To view the SOC 3 report, please visit our official site (http://linecorp.com/ja/company/safety).

 

LINE has also acquired an information security management system (ISMS) certification based on the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 international standard. Last year, LINE extended the application of ISMS to its main domestic subsidiaries LINE Business Partners Corporation and LINE Fukuoka Corporation. 

 

LINE intends to ensure the security and safety of its services for users while continuing its effort to enhance security measures to protect personal data.