Contegix® Hosting has announced its EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification.

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was designed jointly by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the 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.

“Contegix is proud to be one of the first managed hosting companies in the world to achieve EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification,” said Matthew Porter, CEO and co-founder, Contegix. “Our rapid adoption of the new Privacy Shield regulations reinforces our commitment to leading the way in data security for our customers.”

The Privacy Shield Framework is replacing the Safe Harbor Framework as a result of the European Commission’s assessment that the United States does not meet the data protection standards required by Europe. The 23 Privacy Shield Principles lay out a set of requirements governing participating organizations’ use and treatment of this personal data.

Contegix is a full-service, managed hosting company that has a significant European presence due to the company’s global leadership in Atlassian application hosting.

“Our company has long been popular among the developer community and enterprise development operations teams due to our deep knowledge in application hosting, our ability to deliver Go Beyond service and free up the time of their IT staff,” says Porter. “Now we are providing them the peace of mind knowing that Contegix can securely receive personal data from the EU in full compliance with EU data protection rules.”

Contegix received certification on Thursday, September 8, 2016 from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The first date that the Department of Commerce accepted applications was August 1, 2016.