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1) that the point(s) of contact responsible for the handling of complaints, access requests, and other issues arising under the Privacy Shield are available,
2) that the organization’s publicly-facing privacy policy is available for viewing by the public,
3) that the organization’s privacy policy continues to comply with the self-certification requirements described in the Framework, and
4) that the organization’s chosen independent recourse mechanism(s) is available to investigate and resolve complaints.
Additionally, ITA’s Privacy Shield team will actively monitor news for reports regarding the privacy practices of Privacy Shield participants.  If there is credible evidence that a participant does not comply with its commitments under the Privacy Shield or if significant issues are identified during a compliance review, the participant will receive a compliance questionnaire.

These enhancements are intended to strengthen the administration and supervision of the Privacy Shield Framework, increasing the confidence of participants in the Framework and of EU individuals that their data will be protected.

Privacy Shield-Related Outreach Events

  • May 14-15, 2018 (Berlin, Germany): A Department of Commerce official will give a Privacy Shield keynote at the 8th European Data Protection Days conference
  • March 27, 2018 (Washington, DC): Department of Commerce, Federal Trade Commission and European Commission officials will speak on a Privacy Shield panel at the IAPP Global Privacy Summit
  • March 12-23, 2018: International Trade Administration roadshow across ten U.S. cities, this in-depth seminar will inform U.S. businesses about the Privacy Shield benefits and EU General Data Protection Regulation. Traveling to the following cities: March 12: Troy, MI; March 13: Atlanta, GA; March 14: Cincinnati, OH; March 15: Cleveland OH; March 16: New York, NY; March 19: Dallas, TX; March 20: Salt Lake City, UT; March 21: San Diego, CA; March 22: Portland, OR; and March 23: Minneapolis, MN. Contact us to learn more.

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