Posts Tagged ‘safe harbor’

1746 Organizations In The U.S.’s EU Safe Harbor Program

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

A type of project I really love to do is a privacy impact assessment (PIA). For companies who collect or otherwise handle the personally identifiable information (PII) of individuals from multiple countries, typically doing a cross border data flow analysis of the PII is within the scope of the PIA.


New Website Seal For Companies Participating In The EU Safe Harbor Program

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Something I’ve been spending a lot of work on this summer is creating management tools to help information security and privacy practitioners do their jobs more effectively and efficiently. In the past three months I’ve had over a dozen CISOs and CPOs call me and ask if I had specific types of tools to help them with their information security, privacy and compliance efforts and iniatives. One of the tools will help them with managing their programs and processes for, along with the many complex issues involved with, transferring personally identifiable information (PII) with any of the 27 European Union (EU) contries to the U.S. and other countries. One of the areas involved with tackling this issue is whether or not to participate in the Safe Harbor program.
So, I was very interested to read that the U.S. Commerce Department announced a new certification mark/seal for organizations to put on their websites to show that they have self-certified compliance with the Safe Harbor Framework requirements.


APEC Privacy Framework: Viewpoints from the FTC, TRUSTe & Marty Abrams

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

One of the sessions I attended at the IAPP Privacy Academy this past week was “APEC Update – Self Regulatory Approaches to Cross Border Transfers of Personal Data.” The presenters were: Pamela Jones Harbour, Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Marty Abrams, Executive Director, Center for Information Policy Leadership, and Fran Maier, Executive Director and President, TRUSTe.