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.
Privacy Shield Program Overview
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.