Last updated on: 22nd October, 2020
The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks (“Privacy Shield”) were designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission and Swiss Administration, respectively, to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a guideline to follow for transferring and protecting personal data in support of transatlantic commerce.
Yes! Easyship complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (Privacy Shield) as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union and the United Kingdom and Switzerland to the United States in reliance on Privacy Shield. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our current certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov.
No. As of 2020, no country recognizes the Safe Harbor Framework.
Easyship is dedicated to protecting our customer’s data. Our customers can feel confident that we are taking all the necessary steps to keep their personal data secure while operating our services. The Privacy Shield provides enhanced data protection standards while also affording individuals with additional avenues for redress when they have complaints.
You can find more information about how Easyship protects your privacy, how Easyship is compliant to the GDPR, and how Easyship processes your data through the below links:
UPDATE: As of a ruling on July 16, 2020, by the Court of Justice of the European Union, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield was rendered “invalid.” Then, on September 8, 2020, the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) of Switzerland opined that the Privacy Shield doesn’t provide an adequate level of protection for data transfers.
Because of these decisions, the Privacy Shield is no longer considered a valid mechanism for data protection internationally between the US and the EU or Switzerland.