As a leading global innovation company, employees understand that intellectual property is the lifeblood of Corning’s business. In order to maintain and sustain Corning’s competitive advantage, Corning needs to protect its intellectual property from all internal and external security threats. Effective Information Security requires active participation from all employees throughout the organization. Gaining and sustaining this engagement requires Corning to invest time, money, and resources to develop a detailed understanding among all employees regarding what needs to be protected, why it needs to be protected, how it will be protected, and the role they play in protecting Corning’s intellectual property.
At Corning, we take the protection of intellectual property seriously, particularly when it is being transferred across borders among the Corning group of companies.
Data Privacy at Corning is also paramount. Protecting the personal data of employees, customers, suppliers and contingent workers is imperative. The Data Privacy Office created policies, procedures, and programs necessary to adhere to the requirements of the US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks, successfully certifying in 2011 and 2012, respectively. After securing Safe Harbor certification, our privacy journey continued as Corning committed to the requirements of Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs), a comprehensive global ‘code of conduct’ for all personal data processing activities, obtaining BCR certification in 2015. Furthermore, we have embedded intellectual asset protection, our five Information Security behaviors and privacy into our culture.