OneNeck® IT Solutions announced today they are compliant with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The parameters, set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce in consultation with the European Commission, include requirements around the collection, use and retention of personal data received from the European Union.

The Privacy Shield Framework, formerly known as Safe Harbor, is an updated set of robust and enforceable protections for the personal data of EU individuals. The Framework also provides transparency regarding how participating companies use personal data, strong U.S. government oversight and increased cooperation with EU data protection authorities.

To comply with the law of the European jurisdictions, and to fulfill customer requirements, OneNeck must meet the terms of the Privacy Shield Framework. Doing so allows OneNeck to guarantee they are providing superior service to clients with European customers and employees. It also provides OneNeck continued access to the European markets to provide cloud computing services.

“When we host data for customers, we start with two simple principles,” stated Dave Flynn, SVP of Operations and Engineering at OneNeck. “First, we use, disclose and otherwise process personal data only to provide the services requested by our customers. Second, we maintain robust security to protect it against unauthorized acquisition or use. By demonstrating compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, our European customers can rest-assured that OneNeck makes the safety of their personal data a mission-critical priority.”

Securing compliance with the EU–US Privacy Shield Framework is in addition to other third-party audits OneNeck regularly submits itself to. Others include Type 2 SSAE 16 (SOC 1) examination, PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITECH and ISO 27001 certification.

“It’s one more validation we offer our customers,” added Flynn. “It builds trust and confidence in our products, services and especially our top-notch data center facilities.”