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EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

The Privacy Shield website is now available at www.privacyshield.gov

The site provides additional information to assist stakeholders to understand the Framework and to help U.S. organizations prepare to self-certify to the Framework. Commerce began accepting certifications at https://www.privacyshield.gov on August 1, 2016.

For questions and assistance, please call the Privacy Shield team at (202) 482-1512 or submit an assistance request on our website at https://www.privacyshield.gov/assistance

‎The Privacy Shield Framework provides a set of robust and enforceable protections for the personal data of EU individuals.

Adequacy Decision and Annexes

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