Cornerstone OnDemand has announced the company plans to open two new data centres in Europe in early 2018. The new data centres, located in France and Germany, will meet stringent European Union regulations and give Cornerstone clients more geographical options for where their talent data is stored.

Cornerstone has one of the world’s largest networks of shared talent data, representing more than 17 years of workforce management activity across nearly 30 million global users and more than 2,900 organizations worldwide. Currently, Cornerstone’s four data centres are located in the U.S. and the U.K. and house more than a petabyte of talent data.

Each data centre hosts a highly secured, state-of-the-art multi-tenant architecture meeting excellent uptime standards. The data centre infrastructure is based on the latest technology and is developed and maintained by a dedicated, world-class IT security, privacy and compliance team.

To lead its global privacy efforts, Cornerstone recently promoted José Alberto Rodríguez Ruiz to data protection officer. Based in the company’s Paris office, Rodríguez has been with Cornerstone since 2009 and is now responsible for protecting the privacy of the data of Cornerstone's clients worldwide, ensuring Cornerstone data centres meet global and geographical requirements and helping clients with their privacy obligations.

 “Expanding our data centre footprint to multiple European locations gives our clients more choice, as well as the option to have their data housed closer to home. This is a testament to our continued success, investment and commitment in Continental Europe” said Vincent Belliveau, executive vice president and general manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Cornerstone OnDemand. “Our clients know that we always make the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our clients’ data a core priority.”

“We take a rigorous approach to data security and scalability, and we ensure proper data segmentation between clients and for each client,” added José Alberto Rodriguez Ruiz, data protection officer for Cornerstone OnDemand. “The sheer volume of client data we handle and house, which will only grow, means we continually develop and invest in our approach to ensure data security, sovereignty and privacy.”