Privacy Shield Verification


Recognizable EU-U.S. or Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Verification

Demonstrate your data protection mechanisms with an independent third party verification aligned to Privacy Shield Principles.


Demonstrating privacy compliance is a critical component of your global privacy strategy. Today, customers and business partners expect organizations to have a legally approved solution in place that attests to their program’s compliance standards. regulators continue to require that your organization maintains compliance with international data flow obligations.

Right-Sized Solutions

Validate your compliance with the correct solution for your organization needs – verification, assessment, and dispute resolution.


Verification capabilities that scale with your business include, compliance for customer data, employee data, or both.


Our Privacy Shield Verification includes specific adherence criteria that aligns to the Privacy Shield Framework.

Prepare for EU-U.S. or Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Self-Certification

We provide a range of solutions to meet your Privacy Shield needs – verification, assessment and dispute resolution. We can review compliance for customer data, employee data, or both.


Verifications in Three Phases

Assess Your Privacy Program

In the assessment 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 your organization to efficiently guide discovery of necessary information, including relevant data flows and evaluation of your privacy policies and practices against relevant standards.


Findings Report
A findings report is delivered which includes a gap analysis, risk summary and remediation recommendations. The report outlines actionable steps required to achieve compliance.

TrustArc Privacy Assessment Dashboard

Remediation and Verification

The Verification phase ensures all required remediation changes have been completed prior to filing your self-certification application with the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Remediation Assistance
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.


Third-Party Verification
We provide authorization to list TRUSTe as your third-party verifier as part of your U.S. Department of Commerce filing.


TRUSTe Verified Privacy Seal
After completing the required changes, we authorize your use of the TRUSTe Verified Privacy seal for display on your approved privacy notice and 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.


EU-U.S.and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Self-certification Guidance
Guidance to prepare for the EU-US and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield self-certification process.

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.


Dispute Resolution
Access to our third-party dispute resolution service, which helps efficiently manage privacy inquiries from customers and addresses dispute handling compliance requirements.


Ongoing Monitoring and Guidance
Ongoing compliance monitoring is provided throughout the term of the agreement. Access to privacy experts is provided for ongoing policy guidance along with educational webinars, events, whitepapers, client advisories, privacy tips and research.


TRUSTe Privacy Feedback Button for Dispute Resolution Package customers

External demonstration to consumers, business partners and regulators showing that your company has the required independent alternative privacy dispute resolution mechanism in place to manage privacy-related questions or concerns.. The Privacy Feedback Button may be placed on your digital Privacy Notice page, linking to a mechanism for consumers to submit questions or feedback.


Operational Templates


Speed up time to compliance

Instead of spending time building policies, procedures and documents, use our tailored suite of Operational Templates 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.

Learn more about TRUSTe EU-US Privacy Shield solutions