GMS joins the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

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Baar, Switzerland — 25 August 2022 — GMS has joined the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as a Bronze Member, underscoring its commitment and compliance with international standards of privacy and personal data protection.

The membership will give GMS access to privacy education, resources and information needed to effectively manage data protection risks and challenges.

Charles Upchurch, Chief Executive Officer, GMS,
Charles Upchurch, Chief Executive Officer at GMS

GMS CEO Charles Upchurch said:

“As a company working with information, keeping our partners’ data safe is a key focus at GMS. Joining the IAPP reinforces our commitment towards global standards of information security. We look forward to contributing to the community, exchanging ideas and sharing the latest best practices in data privacy protection.”

About GMS: 

Global Message Services (GMS) is an international messaging service provider for Mobile Network Operators and a communications platform provider (CPaaS) for Enterprises worldwide.   

We bring the mobile messaging ecosystem together by providing a single access point for messaging traffic exchange between mobile operators and enterprises.  

As a trusted partner of mobile operators, we enable their messaging business by optimising A2P, P2P, and P2A interworking while enhancing enterprise A2P messaging traffic management for revenue growth.   

For enterprises, our communications platform (CPaaS) enables brands to unify customer communications via a single API and self-service platform, making it simple to send and receive messages orchestrated across multichannel touchpoints — including SMS, Push, Viber, WhatsApp, and RCS.  

GMS is headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, with regional offices worldwide.  

To learn more, visit us at and connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook.  

About IAPP 

The International Association of Privacy Professionals is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organisation that helps define, promote and improve the privacy profession globally. More information about the IAPP is available at

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