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Privacy Shield Program Continues to Demonstrate High Interest

August 09, 2018

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently issued a communication highlighting the growing industry interest in participating in both EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield certification programs. There are currently over 3,300 organizations in the program and over 1,000 more who have submitted their first time certification applications in recent months – which will likely bring the number of participants to over 4,000.

Dave Deasy, SVP Marketing at TrustArc, commented “we are continuing to see high interest in Privacy Shield from companies of all sizes to ensure they can demonstrate a high commitment to privacy for international data transfers.  This is consistent with the high demand we continue to see for companies looking for help to address the GDPR regulation. The good news is not only does Privacy Shield provide an approved mechanism to legally transfer data from the EU to the U.S., but it also addresses a number of GDPR requirements streamlining the work needed to reach and maintain GDPR compliance.”

This message was highlighted in a recent communication issued by the International Trade Administration’s Privacy Shield Team shown below:

TrustArc offers solutions to help companies verify their privacy program and practices meet Privacy Shield requirements.  In addition to providing third party verification, TrustArc offers an independent dispute resolution mechanism helping companies meet Privacy Shield requirements for handling questions and concerns regarding a company’s compliance with Privacy Shield.   For more information on TrustArc’s breadth and years of experience in providing Privacy Shield verifications and independent privacy dispute resolution, visit TrustArc Privacy Shield.