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OneTrust Privacy Shield Verification

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OneTrust Privacy Shield Verification

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was designed by the European Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce to be an efficient and effective compliance mechanism for personal data transfers from the EU to the U.S. Your customers and business partners depend on your company having a verifiable solution in place that demonstrates compliance. OneTrust offers a comprehensive Privacy Shield Verification program that can help you self-certify, implement independent dispute resolution, and verify your compliance with the Privacy Shield.

Company Actions

  • Complete OneTrust Privacy Shield Readiness Assessment
  • Remedy gaps based on our Gap Remediation Report and prepare an updated privacy policy
  • Self-certify on the Department of Commerce website, with our assistance

OneTrust Actions

  • We analyze your company’s Privacy Shield Readiness Assessment
  • We provide you with a Gap Remediation Report identifying what is missing
  • We enroll your company in dispute resolution through the Better Business Bureau (an independent third-party) for EU consumer complaints – and we make sure that your privacy policy conforms with all BBB dispute resolution requirements
  • We enroll your company in EU data protection authority panel dispute resolution for EU employee complaints
  • We provide you with assistance self-certifying Privacy Shield compliance on the Department of Commerce website

Company Actions

  • Respond to our verification audit mechanisms
  • List OneTrust as your Verification Method on the company’s official Privacy Shield certification
  • Display the OneTrust Privacy Shield verification mark on your website

OneTrust Actions

  • We review your privacy policy and compliance practices per the Verification Principle
  • We issue your company a OneTrust Letter of Attestation, demonstrating our verification of your Privacy Shield compliance
  • We authorize you to list OneTrust as your Verification Method on Department of Commerce Privacy Shield List
  • We authorize your use of the OneTrust Privacy Shield verification mark for your website

Company Actions

  • Respond to our verification audit mechanisms
  • Remedy any gaps identified in our annual outside compliance review

OneTrust Actions

  • On an annual basis, we review your privacy policy and compliance practices per the Verification Principle
  • We issue your company a OneTrust Letter of Attestation, demonstrating our annual verification of your Privacy Shield compliance
  • We authorize you to list OneTrust as your Verification Method on Department of Commerce Privacy Shield List
  • We authorize your use of the OneTrust Privacy Shield verification mark for your website
  • We provide you with assistance re-certifying Privacy Shield compliance on the Department of Commerce website
  • Remedy any gaps identified in our annual outside compliance review

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