October 11, 2011
Because of the difference in legal protection for data privacy between the United States and the European Union, Sfile is committed to adhere to the efforts of both the US and the EU to develop a common “Safe Harbor” framework to ensure the safe flow of data and its accountability.
Sfile is fully compliant with safe harbor principles that apply to the collection and use of personal information which is obtained from EU customers through certified litigation support service providers based in the UK. Basically, what this means is that because the European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection prohibits the transfer of personal data to non-EU nations that do not meet its standard for privacy protection, the US has to provide a streamlined framework to comply with both this Directive and the US Department of Commerce.
And what exactly do these principles include?
To be assured of Safe Harbor benefits, Sfile must self-certify annually to the Department of Commerce in writing that it agrees to adhere to the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework's requirements, which includes elements such as notice, choice, access, and enforcement.
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