Cisive Announces Certification Under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

September 16, 2016

Cisive is a listed participant and is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework. This certification enables Cisive to effectuate transfers of personal data during the background screening process to the United States from the European Union while ensuring that EU data subjects continue to benefit from effective safeguards and protection as required by European legislation.

"As a major provider of international employment screening and HR related services, it is imperative that the information flowing from the EU to the US be protected," stated Bruce Berger, Cisive's Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Berger further stated, "It is imperative that the individual about whom the information relates is comfortable with the manner in which the information is handled and protected, and that there are established procedures in place for the individual to access, verify, dispute, and correct, if necessary, that information. Cisive is extremely concerned about the lives which can be impacted by information handling practices and strives to protect the individual in every possible way. We are extremely proud at our being one of the earliest adopters of the EU Privacy Shield Framework." 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. On July 12, 2016, the European Commission deemed the Privacy Shield Framework adequate to enable data transfers under EU law (see the adequacy determination).