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U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor

On January 12, 2017, Swiss Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann announced the 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. The Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework will immediately replace the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor. To give organizations the time needed to review the Privacy Shield Principles and the commitments they entail, U.S. Acting Under Secretary of Commerce Ken Hyatt announced that the Department will begin accepting Privacy Shield certifications on April 12, 2017.

Beginning April 12, 2017, the Department of Commerce will no longer accept any U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor certifications. The Department will maintain the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor List of participants.

U.S.-EU Safe Harbor

On July 12, 2016, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined European Union Commissioner Věra Jourová to announce the 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 Union to the United States. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework replaces the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework. The Department began accepting certifications on August 1, 2016.

As of October 31, 2016, the Department stopped accepting all U.S.-EU Safe Harbor certifications. The Department will maintain the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor List of participants.

Please note that, pursuant to the Safe Harbor Frequently Asked Question on Self-Certification, the commitment to adhere to the U.S.-EU and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Principles is not time-limited, and a participating organization must continue to apply the Principles to data received under the Safe Harbor.

For more information on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov
  • The organizations on this list have notified the Department of Commerce that they adhere to the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework developed by the Department of Commerce in coordination with the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner of Switzerland. The U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework provides guidance for U.S. organizations on how to provide adequate protection for personal data from Switzerland as required by the Swiss Federal Act on Data Protection.
  • An organization's self-certification of compliance with the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework, and the appearance of the organization on this list pursuant to the self-certification, constitute an enforceable representation to the Department of Commerce and the public that it adheres to a privacy policy that complies with the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework.
  • There are benefits to organizations that participate in the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor program, but participation in the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework and self-certification to the list are voluntary. Once an entity elects to participate in the program, it is legally required to comply with the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles. An organization's absence from the list does not mean that it does not provide effective protection for personal data or that it does not qualify for the benefits of the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor program. In order to keep this list current, a notification will be effective for a period of twelve months; therefore, organizations must notify the Department of Commerce every twelve months to reaffirm their continued adherence to the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework.
  • Organizations should notify the Department of Commerce if their representation to the Department is no longer valid. Failure by an organization to so notify the Department could constitute a misrepresentation.
  • An organization may withdraw from the list at any time by notifying the Department of Commerce. Withdrawal from the list terminates the organization's representation of adherence to the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework, but this does not relieve the organization of its Safe Harbor obligations with respect to personal information received during the time that the organization was on the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor List.
  • If a relevant self-regulatory or government enforcement body finds that an organization has engaged in a persistent failure to comply with the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Privacy Principles, then that organization is no longer entitled to the benefits of the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor program. In this case, the organization must promptly notify the Department of Commerce of such facts either by email or letter. Failure to do so may be actionable under the False Statements Act (18 U.S.C. 1001). That organization must also provide the Department of Commerce with a copy of the decision letter from the relevant self-regulatory or government enforcement body.
In maintaining the list, the Department of Commerce does not assess and makes no representations to the adequacy of any organization's privacy policy or its adherence to that policy. Furthermore, the Department of Commerce does not guarantee the accuracy of the list and assumes no liability for the erroneous inclusion, misidentification, omission, or deletion of any organization, or any other action related to the maintenance of the list.
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OrganizationU.S.-Swiss Certified ThroughPersonal Data
@legal discovery LLC04/27/2017All personal data/On-line/On-line
1010data Global Telecom Solutions LLC08/15/2016All personal information subject to the U.S.-EU and/or U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Privacy Principles (client data).
101domain, Inc06/25/2016Data collected directly on the Internet; Data collected manually via paper, phone, or tradeshows.
12 Interactive LLC07/06/2016user registration, personal information, user preferences, transactional data, online data
1WorldSync, Inc.12/06/2016Personal information received about individual contacts of former, current and prospective customers.
2020 Research09/13/2016Market research data primarily dealing with consumer research.
23andMe, Inc.11/18/2016On-line data, offline data, manually processed data
247 Customer, Inc.09/03/2017Data collected through [24]7 predictive experience platform includes information collected through our services offered to our clients as a Software as a solution provider. The data collected can include Online, offline, chat data etc.
2Checkout.com, Inc.07/30/2017Personal Data of clients and their customers that is processed on-line, off-line and manually
2sms11/01/2016online data, manually processed data.
3 Story Software05/13/2017Off-line, on-line, manually processed data, human resources data.
3D Systems Corporation07/07/2017Human Resources Data
3dna Corporation, Inc. dba NationBuilder04/16/2016Consumer data, digitally processed.
3Fitt, Inc.12/19/2016Customer/User data. There is no manually processed data.
3G SELLING LLC08/05/2015Client/Customer contact information such as name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Information about their business such as company name, company size, business type. May be online or data received offline.
3M Company02/04/2017Employee personal data
411 Labs Inc06/29/2017Collaboration platform profile data, including: user number, user name, user phone (if completed), user address (if completed), email address.
41st Parameter04/27/2015Online
5.11, Inc.10/23/2016The organization's employee data is manually entered into the HR/Payroll system initially then payroll becomes automatic; The types of customer personal information collected via e-commerce include: 1) Name; 2) Address ; 3) E-mail Address; 4) Phone Number; and 5) Credit/Debit Card Information.
6Sense Insights03/19/2017Information received from customers, prospective customers and suppliers.
7th Sense Limited Partnership06/24/2017Organization, client and consumer. Consumer data includes phone numbers, email addresses and addresses. The data covered does not include manually processed data.
81qd07/01/2017All personal information received
89degrees, Inc.07/29/2015on-line and off-line customer transaction data
8x8, Inc.01/09/2017Customer personal information could be incidental information left by or for the customer on their on Voice-Mail, or sent via Fax, etc. This information is stored locally and securely by European member state.
99designs, Inc.07/11/2017Online data
A. Schulman, Inc02/26/2017Personal information regarding employees and related to the employment relationship, which includes manually processed data.
A.C. Coy Company06/13/2017A.C. Coy, as an organization, does not receive any Personal Information from the EU. A.C. Coy does have two employees who are currently working as consultants for a client. In the performance of their duties as Information Technology Systems Analysts, they may required to view personal Human Resources data of client employees in order to verify or debug the systems. No data is manually processed.
A.R.O., Inc.07/02/2014On-line data = data collected directly on the Internet
A.T. Kearney, Inc.06/06/2017Online, offline
A2 Hosting, Inc.07/06/2016off-line, on-line
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