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EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce.

Learn more at PrivacyShield.gov.

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EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

‎The Privacy Shield Framework provides a set of robust and enforceable protections for the personal data of EU individuals. This page includes related statements and fact sheets from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission.