TRUSTe Privacy Shield Solutions

Demonstrate Privacy Shield compliance for customer and employee data transfers.

The Privacy Shield Framework requires that companies meet obligations to protect personal data. Now more than ever, companies need guidance to ensure requirements are met.

Demonstrating EU-US & Swiss-US Privacy Shield Compliance through Privacy Shield self-certification should be a critical component of your global compliance strategy. Your customers and business partners expect you to have a legally approved solution in place and regulators require that you can demonstrate compliance.

TRUSTe Privacy Shield Solutions

We offer different solutions to provide the level of Privacy Shield support that your organization needs - Assessment, Verification, and Dispute Resolution. We can review compliance for customer data, employee data, or both.

Prepare for Privacy Shield Self Certification

TRUSTe provides a range of verification, assessment and dispute resolution solutions to meet all of your Privacy Shield needs.

Verification Package
Dispute Resolution *
Privacy Feedback Button
Comprehensive Assessment: Customer and / or HR Data
Findings Report
Searchable Audit Trail
DOC Registration Assistance
Ongoing Guidance
Ongoing Monitoring
Remediation Assistance
TRUSTe Privacy Seal
TRUSTe Letter of Attestation
TRUSTe Third-party Verification Listing for DOC
Assessment Package
Dispute Resolution *
Privacy Feedback Button
Comprehensive Assessment: Customer and / or HR Data
Findings Report
Searchable Audit Trail
DOC Registration Assistance
Ongoing Guidance
Dispute Resolution Package
Dispute Resolution *
Privacy Feedback Button

*Dispute Resolution is only included with Privacy Shield Customer Data solutions. Per Privacy Shield requirements, a Data Protection Authority (DPA) must provide dispute resolution assistance for Privacy Shield Employee Data related inquiries.

Dispute Resolution Features


Dispute Resolution is available standalone, or in conjunction with Privacy Shield Assessment and Verification Packages.

Dispute Resolution

Access to our third-party dispute resolution service, which helps efficiently manage privacy inquiries from customers and addresses dispute handling compliance requirements.

TRUSTe Privacy Feedback Button

External demonstration to consumers, business partners and regulators that your company uses TrustArc technology and tools to manage privacy related questions or concerns. The Privacy Feedback Button may be placed on your digital Privacy Policy page and links to a mechanism for consumers to submit questions or feedback.

Privacy Feedback

Assessment Process


The Assessment phase helps identify and mitigate privacy risks and also provide access to a range of other services.

Privacy Review

The first step is to define the assessment scope by business units, product/service lines, and digital properties (websites, apps, cloud platforms). A member of the TRUSTe Global Privacy Solutions team works with your team to efficiently guide discovery of necessary information, including relevant data flows and evaluation of your privacy policies and practices against relevant standards.

Privacy Shield Registration Guidance

Guidance to prepare for the Privacy Shield registration process.

Findings Report

A findings report is delivered which includes a gap analysis, risk summary and remediation recommendations. The report outlines actionable steps required to achieve compliance.

Ongoing Guidance

Access to privacy experts for ongoing policy guidance along with educational webinars, events, whitepapers, client advisories, privacy tips and research.

Searchable Audit Trail

All assessment work and supporting documentation is available in a searchable, central repository - providing a way to respond to inquiries and demonstrate compliance for internal / external audits.

Verification Process


The Verification phase ensures all required remediation changes have been completed prior to filing your application with the Department of Commerce.

Remediation Assistance

Rely on us to help you remediate gaps in your privacy programs, and validate that your privacy statements both reflect your privacy practices and are consistent with applicable standards.

Third Party Assistance

We provide authorization to list TRUSTe as third party verification for your Department of Commerce filing and registration record.

Ongoing Monitoring and Guidance

Ongoing compliance monitoring is provided throughout the term of the agreement. Access is provided to privacy experts for ongoing policy guidance along with educational webinars, events, whitepapers, client advisories, privacy tips and research.

Letter of Attestation

As proof of TRUSTe Verification, an official Letter of Attestation can be shared with your business partners, providing your organization with competitive differentiation.

TRUSTe Verified Privacy Seal

After completing the required changes, we authorize your use of the TRUSTe Verified Privacy seal for display on applicable digital properties. The seal is hosted and linked to a TRUSTe Validation Page to provide real-time verification along with an easy-to-understand consumer notice that you meet globally recognized privacy requirements.

TRUSTed Directory Consumer seal

Click here to review the Privacy Shield Verification Assessment Criteria.

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TrustArc solutions are powered by a unique combination of deep privacy expertise developed over two decades, proven methodologies refined through tens of thousands of engagements, and powerful technology operating at scale for seven years.

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