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Industry-led privacy certification

Demonstrate privacy compliance, reduce risk, and build trust with an independent review powered by technology and delivered by privacy experts

Company benefits

Reduce financial, legal, and reputational risks

Reduce risk of self-certification and potential fines. Failure to comply with a law or regulation is expensive. Mitigate your risk especially across your supply chain and vendors.

Cross-border transfer mechanism

Ensure a legal compliance mechanism for transferring data between regions and comply with regulations across regions. The Data Privacy Framework and the coming Global CBPR Forum provide government-to-government adequacy decisions across major trade regions.

Build trust with a public seal

With 10,000+ certifications, show regulatory authorities, partners, and customers that your organization takes privacy seriously and is responsible when managing personal data.

Assurance process

  • Discovery and evaluation

    An experienced Global Privacy Solutions team member guides you through the assessment process, utilizing our proven methodology and powerful technology.

  • Gap analysis

    Get a report with gap analysis and actionable recommendations for compliance. Enhance your privacy strategy with essential steps.

  • Remediation insights

    We leverage our years of experience to provide you with remediation insights to compliment the gap analysis provided. Complimentary access to relevant and curated operational templates can simplify your certification process.We then validate your company’s privacy notices to ensure accurate reflection of your updated privacy practices and meet required standards.

  • Accessible audit trail

    Use TrustArc’s platform to access a complete audit trail, combining assessment tasks and supporting documentation. Streamline inquiry responses and maintain audit compliance.

  • Ongoing guidance and dispute resolution services

    TRUSTe will conduct ongoing compliance monitoring during the certification period, including an annual review. Utilize our dispute resolution service to mediate privacy issues.

Elevated reputation and credibility

Letter of Attestation

Leverage an official letter of Attestation for transparent regulatory compliance, bolstered stakeholder communication, and impactful third-party assurance, enhancing your organization’s competitive edge.

TRUSTe Certified Privacy Seal

Authorized use of the TRUSTe Certified Privacy seal of display on approved privacy notices and digital properties linking to that notice. The seal is hosted and linked to a TRUSTe Validation Page to provide real-time verification along with an easily understood consumer notice on your certification.

Dispute Resolution

Use our Dispute Resolution Service to handle privacy issues with your users. Our TRUSTe program manages thousands of requests globally each year. Embed the TRUSTe Privacy Feedback Button to enable instant consumer interaction.

Accountability Agent

TRUSTe is an approved Accountability Agent under the APEC CBPR and PRP systems; an approved provider for EDAA Certification; and a Verification Agent for the Data Privacy Framework.

International Expertise

Global team of privacy experts with experience in law, business operations, and regulatory policy development. Our qualified experts have handled over 10,000 client engagements and in total include 110 years of privacy experience.


Document and maintain compliance annually in a cost-effective and quick way, while also allowing for an accessible audit trail.

TrustArc Assurance services

The TRUSTe advantage

With over 25 years of experience at the crossroads of global data privacy and technology, TrustArc has been the leading provider of privacy Assurance solutions. Our team of privacy and industry experts help clients demonstrate compliance with a wide variety of privacy regulations and standards including APEC CBPR, DPF, GDPR, FIPPs, and other frameworks.

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