VeraSafe Provides the Industry’s Most Complete Program for Your Privacy Shield Certification.
Enable your organization to lawfully bring data from Europe into the U.S. with certification to the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks.
But first, your organization will need to comply with the complex requirements of the Framework.
VeraSafe’s Privacy Shield compliance program is the most efficient way for your organization to achieve Privacy Shield certification. Our all-in-one solution provides all of the necessary pieces of the compliance puzzle.
How Does VeraSafe Make the Privacy Shield Self-Certification Easy for Your Company?
- 2 Thorough Compliance Assessment and Verification
We quickly spot your compliance gaps and propose practical solutions, significantly reducing the time it takes you to prepare for certification.
- 3 Expert Advice That Demystifies the Certification Process
We Provide critical advice as you implement the Privacy Shield Principles in your organization. Like a Privacy Shield concierge, we leverage our vast knowledge of privacy and cybersecurity to ensure that you have answers to all your questions, before, during, and after certification.
- 4 VeraSafe Helps You Re-certify When the Time Comes
When you need help re-certifying your compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and/or Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield, we help you through the entire process.
- 5 Reasonable Prices
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We are committed to delivering the best value to our customers. Our prices allow even smaller and mid-sized companies to achieve compliance.
Benefits of VeraSafe’s Proprietary Process
Your organization’s stakeholders can rest easy knowing that you sought advice from deeply experienced professionals, and completed a rigorous compliance assessment.
Focus On Your Core Business
Skip the time consuming legal and technical research. We’ll answer your most complex Privacy Shield questions with confidence.
VeraSafe thinks strategically on your behalf. Your project will be delivered by a team of Certified Information Privacy Professionals (CIPP), attorneys, and veterans of “big four” audit and assurance firms.
VeraSafe’s Privacy Shield Program Includes:
Your organization will be enrolled in VeraSafe’s Privacy Shield/Safe Harbor Dispute Resolution program, which satisfies the requirements of the Privacy Shield’s Recourse, Enforcement and Liability Principle.
If VeraSafe finds something that you need to fix, we’ll give you a detailed report to guide your remediation.
Includes VeraSafe Privacy Verified Seal
Show off your commitment to privacy and data protection with the VeraSafe ‘Privacy Verified’ website trust seal.
Third Party Verification with Findings Report
At the end of the assessment, VeraSafe provides you with a detailed compliance verification report that documents exactly how you’re satisfying each and every criteria of the Framework. You can use the report to show third-parties that you’re keeping client data safe.
In-depth IT Security Vulnerability Scans
VeraSafe conducts an in-depth IT vulnerability scan of your web-facing apps and websites.
Your VeraSafe consultant will walk you through the certification processes on the Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield website (via screen sharing).
The Privacy Shield requires you to implement a privacy and security training program for your staff. Our program includes a fully compliant, web-based training solution to satisfy this burdensome requirement.
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EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Background
Under the strict privacy laws of the European Economic Area and Switzerland, personal data may only be made available to U.S. companies under specific, limited circumstances, including where the U.S. organization is certified under the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks. U.S. companies can elect to participate in the Frameworks (i.e., self-certify to the U.S. Department of Commerce) as long as they adhere to the Frameworks’ rigid requirements.
In July 2016, the European Union announced its approval of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as a valid legal mechanism to comply with EU requirements when transferring personal data from the European Economic Area to the United States (replacing the former U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework). In January 2017, the Swiss government announced its approval of the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as a valid legal mechanism to comply with Swiss requirements when transferring personal data from Switzerland to the United States (replacing the former U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework). The revised frameworks reflect the trend towards tighter privacy regulation in Europe. Therefore, it’s more important than ever for U.S. companies to seek expert advice before certifying under the Privacy Shield Frameworks, as the new frameworks are under increased scrutiny by European and U.S. regulators.
For more information on the requirements for EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield compliance, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield website (https://www.privacyshield.gov/). For help complying with the Frameworks’ complex requirements, contact VeraSafe today.