If your organization conducts business in the European Union, this information is imperative. The new EU-US Privacy Shield Certification replaces the Safe Harbor Agreement and is awarded by the US Department of Commerce. Did you know that if you hire a data collection agency that does not conform to the rules and regulations from each country research is conducted, you can be liable for the infringements? Here is a link to the fact sheet: https://www.commerce.gov/sites/commerce.gov/files/media/files/2016/eu-us_privacy_shield_fact_sheet.pdf Here is the link to begin the process: https://www.commerce.gov/file/how-join-privacy-shield-guide-self-certification-july-12-2016  

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