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Ten Reasons to Implement the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

August 15, 2016

Hilary Wandall, General Counsel & Chief Data Governance Officer at TRUSTe summarizes the top 10 reasons to implement the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield even if you’ve implemented or have been working on implementing Model Contractual Clauses (MCCs). At TRUSTe, we have nearly 20 years of experience working with thousands of companies to assess their privacy practices, and with many others to verify their compliance with regulatory frameworks like APEC CBPR system and the former U.S.-EU Safe Harbor. This work has taught us that there are a number of legal, compliance and business benefits to implementing comprehensive privacy programs to manage international data … Continue reading Ten Reasons to Implement the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

TRUSTe Announces Comprehensive Set of Privacy Shield Solutions

July 12, 2016

Following formal adoption today of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, TRUSTe has announced a full set of solutions for companies to address the assessment, verification and dispute resolution requirements in the new framework. TRUSTe will help companies to review compliance with the new Privacy Shield principles for transfers of customer and HR data out of the EU, prior to self-certification with the Department of Commerce. Companies choosing to use TRUSTe technology for handling customer disputes will be entitled to display a new “Powered by TRUSTe – Privacy Feedback Button”. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is the new international data transfer framework published … Continue reading TRUSTe Announces Comprehensive Set of Privacy Shield Solutions

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

EU and US Agree on New Transatlantic Privacy Shield to Replace Safe Harbor

February 02, 2016

After months of intensive negotiations, today (February 2) the European Commission and the United States announced agreement on a new framework for transatlantic data flows: the EU-US Privacy Shield. This new framework will protect the rights of Europeans where their data is transferred to the United States and provide a path to legal certainty for the thousands of businesses that had previously relied on Safe Harbor for their international data transfers. The framework should be in place within three months. Addressing the ECJ concerns The EU-US Privacy Shield addresses the requirements set out by the European Court of Justice in … Continue reading EU and US Agree on New Transatlantic Privacy Shield to Replace Safe Harbor

Majority of companies still holding out for Safe Harbor 2.0

January 11, 2016

As the EU compliance grace period ends this month, new research amongst companies who previously relied on the Safe Harbor framework shows that three-quarters (78%) are holding out for a new Safe Harbor 2.0, but many are hedging their bets and looking to a combination of solutions to ensure EU data transfer compliance in 2016. With limited time and budget and increased regulatory scrutiny as major concerns, TRUSTe announced today a new EU Data Transfer Privacy Assessment solution that provides a flexible approach to the changing compliance requirements ahead. TRUSTe conducted research between December 15-29 2015 with 248 US companies … Continue reading Majority of companies still holding out for Safe Harbor 2.0

TRUSTe Expands Offerings and Partners with PactSafe and Leading Law Firms to Help Companies Comply with EU Privacy Rules

December 07, 2015

In order to manage the privacy and operational challenges of implementing Model Contract Clauses (MCC) to maintain compliance with EU data protection laws, TRUSTe has introduced a new Model Contract Clause privacy assessment and partnered with PactSafe and a number of leading law firms. This solution comes after the Oct. 6th ruling by the European Court of Justice, which invalidated the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework. “The Safe Harbor Ruling has left many companies rudderless without a clear way to stay compliant with EU rules,” said Chris Babel, CEO of TRUSTe. “While the prospect of a new Safe Harbor 2.0 agreement … Continue reading TRUSTe Expands Offerings and Partners with PactSafe and Leading Law Firms to Help Companies Comply with EU Privacy Rules

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