EurekaFacts Joins Privacy Shield Program

EurekaFacts has joined the Privacy Shield program run by the Department of Commerce to manage compliance with EU, Swiss and UK privacy laws. EurekaFacts has successfully finalized the Privacy Shield Certification which can be viewed on the Privacy Shield website.

The entire EurekaFacts Privacy Policy can be found at Questions about the EurekaFacts Privacy Policy can be directed to the Privacy Policy Officer.


Privacy Shield Program Overview

Privacy Shield

The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks were designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the European Commission and Swiss Administration, respectively, to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce.

The Privacy Shield program, which is administered by the International Trade Administration (ITA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce, enables U.S.-based organizations to join one or both of the Privacy Shield Frameworks in order to benefit from the adequacy determinations. To join either the Privacy Shield Framework, a U.S.-based organization is required to self-certify to the Department of Commerce and publicly commit to comply with the Framework’s requirements. While joining the Privacy Shield is voluntary, once an eligible organization makes the public commitment to comply with the Framework’s requirements, the commitment will become enforceable under U.S. law. To assist in that effort, Commerce’s Privacy Shield Team has compiled resources and addressed frequently asked questions.


About EurekaFacts

EurekaFacts Smart Research Solutions

EurekaFacts is a social and market research firm. We collect and analyze information on behalf of clients, generally but not exclusively in the public and nonprofit sectors. The information we collect and process is described in our privacy policy. EurekaFacts uses information collected solely for research purposes, to investigate the behavior, needs, attitudes, opinions, motivations, or other characteristics of individuals, companies, or other organizations. This is done to collect self-reported information, analyze data in aggregate, and to provide information to clients, which assists them in making decisions on how to develop effective communications and shape programs and efforts. The information EurekaFacts provides back to clients is delivered in aggregate form in order to protect the privacy and confidentiality of the research respondents.