EU/US Privacy Shield and Swiss/US Privacy Shield

EU/US Privacy Shield and Swiss/US Privacy Shield

The EU/US and Swiss/US Privacy Shield Frameworks were designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission and Swiss Administration to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce.


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