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TUV Rheinland Helps Dahua Technology to Comply with GDPR
[April 13, 2018]

TUV Rheinland Helps Dahua Technology to Comply with GDPR

SHANGHAI, April 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On 30 March, TUV Rheinland Shanghai, the world's leading third-party inspection, testing and certification company, signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co Ltd ("Dahua Technology") to provide a comprehensive solution for IoT (Internet of Things) product privacy protection certification across a wide range of Dahua Technology products. They include products such as IP cameras, network video recorders, software platforms and intelligent servers.

The cooperation agreement will help Dahua Technology better respond to the upcoming implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - a law drafted by the European Union (EU) and deemed the "most stringent" regulation on data privacy ever developed. In addition to expansion of the scope of personal data protection, it will set strict protection standards for personal data security and privacy rights. The GDPR will come into effect on 25 May 2018 and will affect organisations globally. Regardless of its location, any company that stores or processes personal data of an EU citizen during the provision of products or services must comply with the GDPR. Otherwise, the company may be fined up to $20 million or 4% of its annual revenue.

The signing ceremony was attended by Mr. Jay Yang, Vice President of Electrical Greater China, TUV Rheinland; Mr Li Huayu, General Manager of Electrical Greater China, TUV Rheinland; Mr Chen Yibo, Manager of TUV Rheinland (Hangzhou) Co Ltd; Mr Zhang Xingming, Vice President of Dahua Technology and General Manager of Dahua Technology R&D Center; Mr Zhang Junchang, Director of Cybersecurity Product Line of Dahua Technology; and other representatives from both companies.

"As the GDPR will be globally applicable," said Mr Jay Yang, "It will significantly impact the manufacturers and exporters of IoT prducts in China." To help such companies cope with the GDPR, TUV Rheinland, with multiple years of experience in the field of information security under its belt, has launched a brand-new privacy protection service for IoT products. "This service will help IoT manufacturers identify their risks under the new legislation to enter the European market successfully and seize market opportunities quickly," said Mr Yang. On the significance of the companies' strategic cooperation, he shared that, "Dahua Technology is among the first batch of companies that have cooperated with TUV Rheinland to enjoy our IoT product privacy protection service, demonstrating their respect for privacy and responsiveness to market changes. Dahua Technology and TUV Rheinland will work together to enhance the competitiveness of the industry through their respective professional capabilities."

According to the cooperation agreement and based on the EU's GDPR and its internal 2PfG standard, TUV Rheinland will provide comprehensive testing services, such as hardware and firmware testing, privacy data processing, local communications testing, Internet communications testing, application testing, penetration testing and factory inspection, for Dahua Technology's IP cameras, network video recorders, software platforms, intelligent servers, etc. Any product that passes a test and receives TUV Rheinland's test logo for IoT product privacy protection will meet the requirements of the GDPR and thus attain the highest level of information security and privacy protection worldwide.

As a leading IoT solution provider and operating service company focusing on video technology, Dahua Technology provides end-to-end video surveillance solutions, systems and services that are widely used in key sectors, such as public security, finance, transportation, energy and communication. Dahua Technology has established global marketing and service networks, with 42 subsidiaries in the Asia-Pacific region, North America, Europe, Africa, etc., and its products are used in 180 countries and regions worldwide. According to the IHS Markit Annual Report 2017, Dahua Technology has the second largest global share in the video surveillance equipment market.

"As a leading IoT solution provider," said Mr Zhang Xingming, "Dahua has always attached great importance to users' personal privacy and data security." He further shared that the cooperation agreement with TUV Rheinland is entirely consistent with Dahua Technology's mission to cultivate a safer society and smarter living. "With the support of TUV Rheinland's professional services we will further build and enhance our data supervision capability and thus consolidate our momentum in the global market."

TUV Rheinland

TUV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 145 years ago. The group employs 19,700 people around the globe. Annual revenue is more than EUR1.9 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all industrial sectors and areas of life. TUV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, and oversees projects, processes and information security for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, the company operates a global network of approved labs and testing and education centers. Since 2006, TUV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. Website:

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