From Batumi to Baku – 1.000 km by bicycle for charity

The two bikers, Michel Donckel and Bernard Moreau (CEO Labgroup), started their voyage on June 22nd from the Black sea to the Caspian sea. Their goal is to complete the 1000 km’s in 2 weeks time, by July 5th, and raise EUR 25 per kilometre.

The trip is self-funded by the cyclists with all donations going directly to help fund the project “Stop Aids Now / Acces – Aide aux enfants vulnérables de Gikondo” (Kigali-Rwanda) ( www.sida.lu ) who’s mission is to improve the lives of street children in the Kicukiro District of Rwanda.


Follow their progress and give them a ”thumbs-up” on Facebookwww.facebook.com/batumi2baku

Review the project in Rwanda: https://www.facebook.com/groups/329867433730943

Bank account name: Stop Aids Now/ Acces
IBAN: LU43 0025 1057 8676 9400
BIC: BILLLULL
Communication: Batumi to Baku (B2B)

Contact at sida.lu:

Debra Donckel-Sances
debdonckel@vo.lu
www.sida.lu

The team at Labgroup wish them good luck and safe return!

Labgroup

Labgroup obtains ISO 27001 certification and paves the way to become PSDC.

By obtaining the ISO 27001 certification, Labgroup has further strengthened its commitment to establish a genuine relationship of trust with its clients regarding the way their information is secured. Obtaining this certification is part of Labgroup’s strategy to gain the PSDC certification (Digitisation and Archiving Service Provider), an important law project still pending approval by the Luxembourg Parliament.

This certification affords a guarantee to all stakeholders that the security of the information is managed effectively. In particular, it affirms that management is fully implicated and that there is a clearly documented information security mechanism in place whose quality infrastructure employs advanced security measures, a dedicated incident management process and relevant risk management.

Furthermore, the scope of the certification covers all departments and services within Labgroup, without making any distinction between them. Labgroup’s Information Security Management System (ISMS) thus covers the management and supervision of document and media storage and destruction, dematerialisation services, electronic data storage (Data Centre), all its IT services, business continuity services (Disaster Recovery), its consulting services and its activities associated with Human Resources, Purchasing, Administration and Accounting.

“We are particularly proud to have obtained ISO 27001 certification, which is an important step towards obtaining PSDC status (Prestataire de Services de Dématérialisation ou de Conservation), consolidating Labgroup’s legal position as a trusted third-party for information dematerialisation and exchange. Given our status as a Professional of the Financial Sector (PSF), this certification will also strengthen the confidence of our financial sector clients in the reliability of our solutions”, explains Bernard Moreau, Chief Executive Officer of Labgroup.

Johann Alessandroni, Information Security Manager at Labgroup, adds: “Regarding the current standards of Labgroup’s professional and information security, ISO 27001 certification means formalising all of the processes in place in the company in order to guarantee the quality of our ISMS for our clients. The scope of our certification also demonstrates our desire for thoroughness at all levels. “

Collaboration with CRP Henri Tudor – Labgroup has worked together with the Public Research Centre CRP Henri Tudor to develop a methodology to meet the combined requirements for ISO 9001, ISO 27001, the future PSCD certification and also the Luxembourg Financial Regulatory Authority (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier – CSSF), in regards to the directive 12/544 aimed at the PSF companies in Luxembourg. The ISO 27001:2005 certification was awarded by Bureau Veritas. With the ISO 27001 certification at hand, Labgroup has now paved the way to be the first company in Luxembourg to obtain the PSDC certification. ( > See also white paper on collaboration with CRP.)

PSDC pending approval by the Luxembourg Parliament – The current legislative framework relating to the dematerialisation and the conservation of documents in digital form is covered by a law and regulation dating from over 25 years ago. The new draft law 6543 is intended to replace this law, which will bring important changes to the electronic archiving, preservation and destruction of documents, especially documents which will require legal value. With the new law, Luxembourg intends to set new standards in electronic archiving and position itself as the “electronic safe” at the heart of Europe.

The technical specifications of the future PSDC certification – provided by the Luxembourg Institute for Standardization, Accreditation, Safety and Quality of Products and Services (ILNAS), a public service under the authority of the Minister in charge of the Economy – is the foundation to be able to perform the dematerialisation and conservation services according to the new law.

Draft law 6543 was filed with the Luxembourg Parliament on February 13th 2013 and was postponed due to early parliamentary elections, it is expected to be implemented in the course of this year.

About Labgroup

Labgroup is a Luxembourg-based company that offers information management and archiving services to businesses in the financial and insurance sectors and to administrations and businesses from other sectors. Labgroup’s range of services includes digitising paper documents, storing and destroying physical archives, capturing and conserving electronic archives, protecting and restoring data, preserving IT media and giving consulting services and training. Labgroup also has offices in Ireland and Gibraltar. As a Financial Sector Professional (PSF), Labgroup is monitored by the Luxembourg Financial Services Supervisory Authority (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, CSSF). Labgroup is ISO 9001 and ISO 27001:2005 certified and will soon acquire PSDC status.

 

Links

Press pack English and French: www.labgroup.com/pr or attached
ILNAS: www.ilnas.public.lu
CRP Henri Tudor: www.tudor.lu

Contact
Lab Luxembourg S.A.
Marketing Department
2, rue Edmond Reuter
L-5326 Contern
Luxembourg

T +352 350 222 1
F +352 350 222 350
marketing@labgroup.com
www.labgroup.com

 

 


Attachments

labgroup_presspack_iso27001_042014.zip

labgrouppressreleaseiso27001042014_en.pdf

labgrouppressreleaseiso27001042014_fr.pdf

Download Presentations Information Management Day 2013

The download includes all presentations which were given during the IMD2013 event in Luxembourg, on November 28th, 2013

Instructions: please complete the form, the download starts immediately (18MB so please be patient), extract to your disc and open the file START.

L’avenir du statut de PSF vu par l’association

Dans la foulée des discussions sur l’introduction au Luxembourg, à partir de 2015, de l’échange automatique d’informations entre administrations fiscales dans l’UE sur les revenus d’intérêt, les professionnels s’interrogent sur l’impact de cette décision sur la place financière.

Pour le cluster des PSF de support, il importe de constater que :

L’abandon du secret bancaire n’est pas absolu et ne touche actuellement, alors qu’une discussion est en cours à Bruxelles sur l’extension du champ d’application de la directive, que certains revenus. Aussi, cette mesure annoncée se limite à un échange d’informations entre administrations fiscales. L’obligation pour les professionnels du secteur financier de garantir la sécurité et confidentialité des informations vis-à-vis de toute autre tiers continue donc à exister.

Les obligations de gestion de risques opérationnels qui sont au coeur du statut ne sont pas du tout touchées par la directive. En effet, la CSSF vient de publier en 2012 une nouvelle circulaire 12/544 dite « risk based approach ». Cette circulaire est parfaitement alignée à l’objectif politique international de renforcer la gouvernance et réduire les risques liés aux activités financières.

Ce changement de paradigme qui s’imposait face à des tendances internationales irréversibles (FATCA, OCDE, etc.) est également source d’opportunités pour le secteur ICT au Luxembourg. Il est attendu qu’un nombre significatif d’acteurs existants de la place financière devront s’adapter à ce changement de situation et, pour des raisons évidentes de coût , pourront être amenés à sous-traiter leur informatique éventuellement pour passer d’un modèle Capex à un modèle Opex ou pour faire face à une complexité croissante des infrastructures. L’image de la place se trouve renforcée et de nouveaux investisseurs internationaux, désireux de profiter du cadre légal attractif et de l’expertise en matière de gestion de données sensibles, vont certainement se tourner davantage vers le Luxembourg.

Le statut du PSF continuera donc, à notre avis, de garder toute son importance. « Alors que tout le monde parle du Big Data et des opportunités économiques y associées, je suis convaincu que le Luxembourg possède tous les atouts pour se positionner au niveau international en tant que « Information Trust Center », tant pour le secteur financier que pour d’autres secteurs économiques », conclut Thierry Seignert, Président de l’association des PSF de support.

En effet, le « know how » dont le secteur ICT dispose à présent dans ce domaine et qui est intrinsèquement lié au statut de PSF de support reste unique au monde. Il importe à présent de suivre de près les évolutions réglementaires et de promouvoir ce cluster de compétence à l’étranger. L’association des PSF de support, en tant que membre du Haut Comité de la Place Financière, compte y jouer un rôle moteur.

Article publié le 13 juin 2013 par l’Association des PSF de Support.

Proud Sponsor of the LJO 2013

Labgroup is the proud sponsor of the Luxembourg Junior Open 2013.

We are proud to sponsor this prestigious international tournament. Already 76 junior squash players, from 11 different countries, are registered for the event.

DATE
Friday, 19th April – Sunday, 21st April, 2013
The tournament will start on Friday at 14.00 hrs.
The last Final will start at 14.00 hrs on Sunday.

VENUE
Top Squash
25, rue de la Gare
L-5218 Sandweiler
Tel : +352 357181

For more information on the event, visit the LJO website.

Great Games at the LJO 2013

Congratulations to all the participants of the Luxembourg Junior Open 2013. The 76 junior squash players, who where from 11 countries, offered to the public a great competition and a great moment.

Thumbs up to Anvita Ramachandran, representing Luxembourg in the girls’ under 15 group, who was awarded our LAB fair play trophy.

Two thumbs up to Juliette Permentier of the Netherlands who won the group.

Read the full article on Delano.lu

More information on Top Squash

 

FedISa Luxembourg: la facturation électronique, cas pratique

FedISA Luxembourg, en partenariat avec Labgroup et Arco, présente les dernières innovations en matière de facturation électronique. Quels sont les impacts pour votre entreprise et surtout quelles sont opportunités réelles.

Les conférenciers sont Jean Racine, Secrétaire Général Adjoint FedISA Luxembourg, Frédéric Jacob, Business Development Manager Imaging chez Labgroup et Albert Ronsmans, Business Development Manager chez ARCO (Kofax).

Labgroup, Sponsor of the BCC Golf Day

Labgroup is the proud sponsor of the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) 2012 Golf Day & Prize-Giving Dinner.

The Golf Day & Prize-Giving Dinner of the BCC is to be held at the Golf Club de Luxembourg, Junglinster on Friday, 28th September 2012. The tournament is an 18-hole individual competition, followed by an evening dinner. There will also be a Golf Clinic with the Club Pro in the afternoon.
Discover further information and register on the BCC website