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Allianz Insurance appoints data protection officer for UK business

Press release   •   Nov 23, 2018 09:30 GMT

David Edmunds, data protection officer

Allianz Insurance has appointed David Edmunds to the role of data protection officer.
Reporting to the chief operating officer, David will be responsible for providing information and guidance on all data protection matters and will be the liaison for Allianz Insurance, Allianz Group and the Information Commissioner’s Office.

David joined Allianz in 2013 as a project manager within Claims and subsequently worked as a claims risk & regulation manager, supporting the business area in all matters related to regulatory compliance.

In 2017 he joined the Group privacy & data protection team at Allianz SE as privacy officer. During this secondment he worked closely with the Group chief data privacy officer and was involved with the development of Functional Rules which support of Allianz’s privacy framework, as well as incident management procedures.

Approved by the International Association of Privacy Professionals he’s a Certified Privacy Practitioner Europe, and a Certified Information Privacy Manager.

Stephanie Smith, chief operating officer, Allianz commented: “Data protection and regulatory compliance have always been important at Allianz and I’m delighted that David is taking on this role within the Operations team. Having David as a central point of contact will bring our customers and our business great benefits and enable him to use his wealth of expertise and technical knowledge on a corporate scale.

“Although it’s not traditional to have this role sit within operations we’ve made this appointment as it reflects our belief that data protection by design is at the core of delivering a trusted customer and employee service.”

The information contained in this press release relates to Allianz Insurance plc. Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 88 million retail and corporate customers. Allianz Group customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz Group is one of the world’s largest investors, managing over 650 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers while our asset managers Allianz Global Investors and PIMCO manage an additional 1.4 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2017, over 140,000 employees in more than 70 countries achieved total revenue of 126 billion euros and an operating profit of 11 billion euros for the group.

These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below.

Cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements

The statements contained herein may include prospects, statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements that are based on management's current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements.

Such deviations may arise due to, without limitation, (i) changes of the general economic conditions and competitive situation, particularly in the Allianz Group's core business and core markets, (ii) performance of financial markets (particularly market volatility, liquidity and credit events), (iii) frequency and severity of insured loss events, including from natural catastrophes, and the development of loss expenses, (iv) mortality and morbidity levels and trends, (v) persistency levels, (vi) particularly in the banking business, the extent of credit defaults, (vii) interest rate levels, (viii) currency exchange rates including the euro/US-dollar exchange rate, (ix) changes in laws and regulations, including tax regulations, (x) the impact of acquisitions, including related integration issues, and reorganization measures, and (xi) general competitive factors, in each case on a local, regional, national and/or global basis. Many of these factors may be more likely to occur, or more pronounced, as a result of terrorist activities and their consequences.

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