Scheduled Shutdown:  In preparation for the launch of the Data Privacy Framework (DPF) program website ( on July 17, 2023, the Privacy Shield program website ( is scheduled to be taken offline on July 14, 2023 at 9:00 pm EST.  The DPF program website is scheduled to be brought online by July 17, 2023 at 5:00 am EST.  Individuals with active accounts that were used with regard to the Privacy Shield program website will be able to use their existing login credentials for those accounts on the DPF program website.

Welcome to the Privacy Shield

The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks were designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission and Swiss Administration to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce. 

Please click on “Learn More” to read an important advisory regarding the status of the Privacy Shield Frameworks. 

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