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500th Company Posted to Privacy Shield Framework

October 21, 2016

The International Trade Administration (ITA) announced that the 500th company was posted to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework list on Tuesday, October 18th. It’s a tremendous accomplishment, and there are still more to come. More than 1,500 companies have submitted self-certifications, providing strong endorsement of the new framework. The ITA press release stated: WASHINGTON – The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework today achieved a milestone with the posting of the 500th company to the Framework list since it began accepting certifications on August 1, 2016. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration manages the newly created Privacy Shield program, and conducts a … Continue reading 500th Company Posted to Privacy Shield Framework

3 More Misconceptions about Privacy Shield

October 10, 2016

  Last week we gave you the facts to dispel three common misconceptions about Privacy Shield. This week we are including three more. 1. Model Contractual Clauses (MCCs) & Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) are easier than certifying for Privacy Shield. While your company may have invested in MCCs or SCCs when Safe Harbor was nullified, your work does not stop there.  You need to continue updating your contracts on an ongoing basis to ensure continuing compliance.  Sabina Jausovec Salinas, Corporate Counsel at Rackspace and Debbie Bromson, Head of Global Privacy at Jazz Pharmaceuticals spoke about why they chose Privacy Shield for their organizations; … Continue reading 3 More Misconceptions about Privacy Shield

3 Misconceptions about Privacy Shield

October 06, 2016

Here are 3 Misconceptions about Privacy Shield and the facts you should know. 1. I missed the deadline to certify for Privacy Shield. Although the deadline to qualify for the onward transfer requirements grace period ended September 30th, it is not too late to certify. While there is no deadline to self-certify, if you have clients and/or employees in Europe, you will need to make use of one of the recognized transfer mechanisms to process that data outside of Europe. In addition to these regulatory obligations, your company may start to face pressure from clients or business partners to get the … Continue reading 3 Misconceptions about Privacy Shield

Didn’t make it to IAPP P.S.R. 2016? Here’s the Recap

September 21, 2016

If you were at IAPP’s Privacy Security Risk conference last week in San Jose, then you enjoyed presentations from keynote speakers ranging from Gerhard Eschelbeck, VP of Security and Privacy at Google to Monica Lewinsky, Social Activist and Writer. The daily sessions gave you both high level overviews and practical tips for dealing with GDPR, Privacy Shield, and cybersecurity challenges. If you didn’t attend, our experts at TRUSTe are here to help direct you to resources that can help. We’ve been working extremely hard over the past few months to develop solutions and put together teams that will help your … Continue reading Didn’t make it to IAPP P.S.R. 2016? Here’s the Recap

Privacy Shield Close to Adoption following Endorsement from EU Member States

July 08, 2016

Today the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield cleared one of the final hurdles on the path to regulatory approval as representatives from EU Member States voted to support the new EU data transfer framework. The “Article 31” Committee is made up of representatives from the EU Member States and their endorsement is binding. The vote today was overwhelmingly positive with just Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, and Bulgaria abstaining. This is the vital last step before formal adoption of the new international data transfer framework published in February to replace Safe Harbor. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework is the product of two years of … Continue reading Privacy Shield Close to Adoption following Endorsement from EU Member States

Details of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Published

March 07, 2016

On February 29, 2016 after more than two years of negotiations the U.S. Department of Commerce released details of how the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Program would operate and the European Commission published a draft Decision on the adequacy of the framework. Across 100+ pages the Privacy Shield documentation ends the uncertainty that many businesses have faced since Safe Harbor was invalidated last October and describes in granular detail the measures that organizations wishing to use the Privacy Shield must implement. Although the core Privacy Shield Principles are similar to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles, the new Principles go into … Continue reading Details of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Published

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