International Privacy Verification
Privacy Shield Aligned Compliance
Demonstrating that your data protection mechanisms align to regulatory requirements such as the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield – remains a challenge. Customers, business partners, and regulators look to your organization for an independent, attestable program that includes mechanisms for cross-border data transfers.
TrustArc’s International Privacy Verification, a Privacy Shield aligned verification maintains industry-established principles and standards for protecting personal data. With our Verification, receive an independent third-party review aligned to Privacy Shield Principles that demonstrates your organization’s commitment to privacy protections.
International Privacy Verification Standards & Seal
TrustArc’s International Privacy Verification Assessment Criteria align with the standards in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework – which preserves the core principles and standards for protecting personal data by commercial enterprises.
The International Privacy Verification Seal enables continued organizational demonstration of compliance with the Assessment Criteria.
International Privacy Verification Process
Assess Your Privacy Program
Our certification team works with you to assess, identify and mitigate privacy risks by remediating program gaps using our proven methodology and technology during this phase.
The first step is to define the assessment scope by business units, product/service lines, and digital properties (websites, apps, cloud platforms). Our team works with you to efficiently guide the discovery of necessary information, including relevant data flows, and evaluating your privacy policies and practices against applicable standards.
A findings report is delivered, which includes a gap analysis, risk summary, and remediation recommendations. The report outlines actionable steps required to achieve compliance.
Remediate the gaps in your program
Based on the information gathered from the assessment, our team guides you through the remediation process, helping to ensure required changes are completed.
Rely on us to help you remediate gaps in your privacy programs and validate that your privacy statements accurately reflect your privacy practices and are consistent with applicable standards.
TRUSTe International Privacy Verified Seal
After completing the required changes, we authorize your use of the TRUSTe International Privacy Verified seal for display on applicable digital properties. The seal is hosted and linked to a TRUSTe Validation Page to provide real-time verification along with an easy-to-understand consumer notice verifying your company meets globally recognized privacy requirements.
Letter of Attestation
As proof of TRUSTe Verification, an official Letter of Attestation can be shared with your business partners, providing your organization with competitive differentiation.
Ongoing Monitoring and Guidance
Searchable Audit Trail
All assessment work and supporting documentation is available in a searchable, central repository – providing a way to respond to inquiries and demonstrate compliance for internal/external audits.
Access to our third-party dispute resolution service helps efficiently manage privacy inquiries from customers and addresses dispute handling compliance requirements.
Ongoing Monitoring and Guidance
We provide ongoing compliance monitoring throughout your continued Verification.. Our privacy experts provide ongoing policy guidance along with educational webinars, events, whitepapers, client advisories, and research.
Speed up time to compliance
Instead of spending time building policies, procedures and documents from scratch, use our tailored suite of Operational Templates designed to help you prepare for certification and to cross specific documentation requirements off your action plan list.
Need more documentation for other regulatory or program requirements such as CCPA or LGPD? We have over 1,000 templates for all of your privacy needs.
Publicly exemplify your protection efforts
Companies worldwide continue to need a mechanism to demonstrate organization-wide privacy compliance that aligns to established privacy principles, following the CJEU ruling on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Program.
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