The Human Side of Data Stewardship

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The human side of data stewardship

As a provider of software and data to very large enterprises, we implement the expected physical and infosec access controls for our employees. For a complete description of our security policies, please contact sales or your customer success manager.

 

Tenancy and labeler groups

Alegion configures workflows such that tasks are only available to labelers in designated groups. Grouping is flexible and supports any criteria you may have, including qualification level, citizenship, and other facets described below.

Multistage workflows can require different groups for different stages. This is useful when a higher-skilled or specialized users are needed to review or enhance judgments by a lower-skilled labelers, but can also be used for security reasons as needed. For instance, if you want to use only internal employees in a quality assurance stage, its labeler group would only include your employees, and these QA tasks would be invisible to any other labeler.

These group-based restrictions allow us to comply with a wide variety of security regimes, including government regulations in highly-regulated industries. See the next section for examples and descriptions.

 

NDAs and other attestations

Labelers can be required to make any attestation you require prior to accessing your work.

 

Geographic limitations

We can restrict access to your tasks based on where the labeler is physically. Example: for a federal contractor that has to comply with the International Trade In Arms Regulation (ITAR), we limit access to labelers in the continental United States.

 

Citizenship requirements

Labelers can also be limited to citizens of any specific country (or for that matter, states or provinces). Example: this is another ITAR restriction we support for government contractors.

 

Other protections against data theft

We can meet the needs of customers with the most demanding levels of sensitivity by adding on one of more of the following options.

 

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Virtual desktops

In order to ensure that data including videos and images can't be saved locally, labelers can be required to use Amazon WorkSpaces (the AWS cloud-based virtual desktop).

 

Badged labelers in secure offices

We have a pool of labelers in our own offices and those of our partners. This approach is available if you require labelers to be supervised in a secure facility.

 

ISO 27001 & 9001

For work that requires ISO compliance, we use providers who are ISO-27001 and ISO-9001 certified. Details are available upon request.

 

Mobile device surrendering

When labelers are required to work from Alegion or partner offices, we can require that they surrender cell phones and other mobile devices to ensure that even photos of your proprietary data can't be taken.

 

"Bring your own labeler" model

Finally, you can bring your own employees to the Alegion work portal. For multi-stage workflows, you can even combine your own labelers with other labor pools as needed.

 
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