EU and Swiss Individuals

This site provides information to help EU and Swiss individuals understand how the Privacy Shield protects their personal data when it is transferred to a participating U.S. organization and how to address concerns regarding the handling of their data.

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My Rights under Privacy Shield

The Privacy Shield creates a set of responsibilities for participating organizations and a set of rights for you when your data is transferred under the Framework, including rights to access your personal data and to free dispute resolution.


Privacy Shield Participants List

You can find the list of Privacy Shield participants here along with information regarding each participant’s certification, such as the type of personal information covered and the independent recourse mechanism available to resolve compliance concerns.


How to Submit a Complaint

The Privacy Shield provides several options to ensure that if you have a concern regarding how your data is handled, your complaint can be resolved quickly, effectively, and without cost to you.


How to Submit a Request Relating to U.S. National Security Access to Data

The Privacy Shield Ombudsperson handles requests related to national security access to data transmitted from the EU or Switzerland to the United States. You can learn more about the Ombudsperson here.