Luminance reinforces commitment to information security

12 February 2018 |

Luminance, the leading artificial intelligence platform for the legal industry, announces today its successful ISO 27001:2013 certification from BSI (Business Standards Institution), reinforcing the company’s commitment to information security and confidentiality of client data. Recognised across the globe for standardisation, certification to the ISO standard affirms Luminance to be compliant with the international best practice.

The company, which recently announced Version 3.0 of its machine learning platform, has established a Security Advisory Board to provide expert guidance on its information security principles. The Board consists of the former Director General of MI5, Lord Evans of Weardale KCB, alongside Jack Stockdale, Chief Technology Officer, and Dave Palmer, Director of Technology, at world leading cyber security company Darktrace. The Advisory Board will help ensure Luminance continues to apply the most rigorous information security procedures to all client work. Any information uploaded to Luminance is stored securely on the company’s cloud servers or on-site appliances and encrypted to ensure that document content and metadata are protected.

“We take the security and protection of our customers’ data very seriously,” said Emily Foges, CEO of Luminance. “The ISO certificate is further proof of our commitment to offering clients the highest security standards, as well as excellent service. We welcome the advice and support of a highly experienced Advisory Board to ensure we maintain these standards as we continue to grow.”

“Luminance has one of the strongest information security approaches of any organisation today,” added Dave Palmer, Director of Technology at Darktrace. “This certification from BSI is a key milestone as Luminance expands its international client base and operations. It clearly demonstrates how seriously the company takes its customers’ data and validates the information security management system that it has in place.”

Anne Scorey, UK Managing Director at BSI said: “It’s vital in today’s digital world that organizations can demonstrate that they are safeguarding sensitive information in order to gain the trust of customers. Luminance should be delighted that they have achieved certification against ISO 27001, proving that the organization is committed to ensuring information is well managed and that it has a robust information security management system in place.”

Luminance, which has been adopted by over 50 leading organisations worldwide, uses machine learning algorithms developed by mathematicians from Cambridge University to enhance legal contract review. The technology instantly sorts and classifies documents while highlighting possible anomalies for lawyers’ review. Luminance has completed over 200 transactions and has customers in 16 countries since launching in 2016.

About ISO 27001

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent organization that develops a variety of standardized processes across numerous industries and sectors in order to offer a uniform method for completing specific actions in a business or governmental setting. ISO 27001 provides an international methodology for the implementation, management and maintenance of information security within a company. ISO 27001 certification requires that an organization systematically examine its information security risks, taking account of the threats, vulnerabilities and impacts, and implement a comprehensive suite of information security controls to address those risks that are deemed unacceptable. ISO 27001 advocates a plan-do-check-act methodology via an iterative process designed to drive continuous improvement.