Oxfam International Selects Aware's Governance, Compliance Solution for Workplace By Facebook Collaboration Environment

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5/24/18 8:45 AM

Aware helps ensure compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

OXFORD, England, U.K., and COLUMBUS, Ohio, U.S.A., May 23, 2018—Oxfam International, a leading organization in the fight to end global poverty, today announced it will use Aware as its governance and compliance tool for Workplace by Facebook. 

Oxfam uses Workplace by Facebook for communication and collaboration across its 10,000-staff global workforce. Aware by Wiretap™ will help to ensure that Oxfam will be fully compliant when enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective on 25 May 2018. 

“GDPR extends stronger, rights-based protection to the personal data of European citizens and used by European organizations. Oxfam is an organization that works with people to claim their rights, so we welcome this stronger law,” said Dianna Langley, Digital Workplace Manager at Oxfam.

Oxfam noted that Aware gives organizations the ability to set records retention policies for all Workplace content.

Oxfam looked beyond its specific compliance needs in choosing the complete Aware platform, which also offers real-time monitoring and deep scan technology. This can provide Oxfam with visibility into all the content being shared around Workplace by Facebook. Aware helps HR and IT teams make more informed decisions, maximize employee productivity, reinforce organizational culture, and prevent incidents that don’t align with organizational values. 

“A safe and secure collaboration environment is a productive and engaging collaboration environment. Any time humans are involved, there is inherent risk. Oxfam is smart to get in front of any potential undesirable behaviors within its Workplace by Facebook environment,” said Aware CEO and Co-Founder, Jeff Schumann. “By partnering with Aware for governance and compliance, Oxfam is proactively protecting itself from potential incidents such as cyberbullying, harassment, and even ensuring donors’ personally identifiable information (PII) is not inadvertently shared.”

“Staff feel empowered when they collaborate in Workplace as equals, no matter where they are in the world. By introducing Aware, Oxfam is able to address the challenge of proper governance and data protection without interfering with that experience,” said Langley.

About Oxfam 

Oxfam is an international confederation of 20 organizations working together with partners in more than 90 countries. Oxfam works to find practical ways of people to lift themselves out of poverty, and campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.

About Aware

Aware delivers AI-infused governance, compliance and monitoring for enterprise organizations deploying today’s leading collaboration and messaging platforms, including Workplace by Facebook, Microsoft Teams, Yammer and Slack. Aware offers organizations, including Wipro, Gilead Sciences and AstraZeneca, the ability to control and protect the unstructured conversational data that lives within collaboration platforms, with solutions for legal holds, data retention, eDiscovery, GDPR compliance and data loss
prevention. Leading research analyst firm Gartner recently announced Aware as a Gartner Cool Vendor based on the September 11, 2018 report titled, “Cool Vendors in Unified Communications and Collaboration Technologies.”
The company is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio — a city recognized by Forbes as the #1 rising city for startups.
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Head of Marketing

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