Centralised Processing Center (CPC) of the Income Tax Department at Bengluru, Karnatka has added one more feather to its cap by becoming ISO 27001 compliant. The ISO-27001 certificate was awarded to CPC by British Standards Institution (BSI).
The ISO- 27001 is an Information Security Management Standard developed by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) aimed at standardizing Information Security management policies and procedures used for managing Information Security aspects of any organization. The standard ensures confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information assets and resources, using standard practices and procedures.
The Income tax Department is fully committed to the objective of safeguarding the confidentiality of taxpayer data and safety of information assets at CPC. The tax administration seeks to achieve the objective by making information security management as an overarching framework at CPC. Compliance to such International Standards of Information Security will give the assurance to taxpayers about the security of financial data in Income Tax returns. The ISO 27001 certification will also garner trust of the most important stakeholder in the program, the taxpayer, and further encourage the taxpayer to engage with the Department through the electronic mode.