This site provides information to help U.S. businesses understand the benefits and requirements of participation in the Privacy Shield.
Benefits of Privacy Shield Participation
How to Join Privacy Shield
Requirements of Privacy Shield Participation
The Privacy Shield Principles lay out a set of requirements governing participating organizations’ use and treatment of personal data received from the EU and Switzerland. By joining the Privacy Shield, participants make a commitment to comply with these Principles that is enforceable under U.S. law.View
Administration of Privacy Shield Program
The Privacy Shield program is administered by the U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA). The information available here explains how ITA’s Privacy Shield team engages with participants.View
Enforcement of Privacy Shield Commitments
The Privacy Shield is enforced by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Transportation. The information available here explains how participating organizations’ commitments are enforced.
Withdrawal from Privacy Shield
An organization is free to withdraw from the Privacy Shield program at any time. Information is provided here regarding the ongoing requirements related to data received under the Privacy Shield Framework.View