LONDON, Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Integreon, a leading global provider of outsourced legal, document, business and research support, today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has accepted the company's self-certification for compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. Integreon's Privacy Shield certificate is available on the U.S. Department of Commerce's Privacy Shield website.
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 European Union (EU) data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the EU to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce. The EU and U.S. agreed to the Privacy Shield Framework after the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework, which had previously governed transfers of personal data outside of the European Economic Area, was ruled invalid in October 2015 by the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Integreon continues to comply with the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework which remains valid for "adequate protection" of personal data transferred from Switzerland in accordance with Swiss data protection requirements.
"Integreon's compliance with both the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks demonstrates our commitment to ensuring data security and privacy for our global clientele," said Sanjeev Jain, Chief Information Officer, Integreon. "Additionally we adhere to our clients' requirements for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and also comply with the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 information security management system (ISMS) standard."
Integreon is a trusted, global provider of award-winning legal, document, business and research support solutions to leading law firms, corporate legal departments, financial institutions and professional services firms. Around the globe, Integreon's 2,400 Associates support more than 250 clients in areas such as market and competitive intelligence, discovery, legal process outsourcing (LPO), operating model transformation and back office redesign. Integreon also excels in business support services such as IT, document processing, finance and HR. With our unrivalled outsourcing experience and industry-leading onshore and offshore capabilities, clients increasingly rely on Integreon to provide value-added solutions that meet their needs in a demanding business environment. Integreon has won more than 50 industry awards over the past five years and supports its global client base from 14 delivery centres across the US, UK, India, China, the Philippines and South Africa.