March 8, 2013 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
O’Neil Receives European Union (EU) Safe Harbor Certification from the U.S. Department of Commerce
Cloud-Based Software Developer Demonstrates Global Commitment to Consumer Privacy Protection
Irvine, CA – An integral part of dealing with any company is having the assurance that personally identifiable information (PII) is being managed with appropriate privacy protection. Because this is so important, O’Neil, continuing a legacy of more than 30 years of exceptional customer service and integrity, has attained EU Safe Harbor Certification from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Established for U.S. companies that do business within the EU, Safe Harbor Privacy Principles are designed to meet the European “adequacy” standard for privacy protection.
“The decision to pursue EU Safe Harbor Certification has been a natural progression, given our dedication to the data security and service of our clients. Personally identifiable information requires exemplary care and O’Neil has worked diligently to adhere to the U.S. Department of Commerce seven Safe Harbor Principals,” states Ian Thomas, Executive Vice-President of O’Neil.
“This development demonstrates O’Neil’s commitment to transparency, accountability and consumer choice, the foundations of online privacy. We welcome O’Neil’s Safe Harbor self-certification as it confirms O’Neil’s commitment to data privacy protection and meeting the needs of its European clients,” adds Ian Thomas.
When the European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection went into effect in October of 1998, one consequence was to prohibit the transfer of personal data to non-European Union nations that failed to meet the European “adequacy” standard for privacy protection. Therefore, companies, like O’Neil, who are certified under the Safe Harbor Framework, are allowed to receive personal data from EU countries.
The Safe Harbor Certification represents O’Neil’s commitment to provide the highest quality product, service and customer experience for the global market.
O’Neil attained the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor status through its participation in the TRUSTe privacy program for TRUSTed Cloud Data, which provides professional services for privacy certification and third party dispute resolution. In addition, O’Neil has also earned the TRUSTe Certified Privacy Seal. TRUSTe awards its Privacy Seal only to companies that complete TRUSTe certification, submit to ongoing site monitoring and participate in the TRUST consumer privacy dispute resolution program. The TRUSTe Certified Privacy Seal is widely recognized and trusted by millions of consumers worldwide as a sign of responsible privacy practices.
About O’Neil Software
Committed to leading the industry for over 30 years, O’Neil has been the software and hardware solutioneers™ for over 1,000 record centers in more than 80 countries, ranging from start-ups to multi-nationals. Regional coverage includes the Americas; Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific (APAC). For more information, visit their website at www.oneilsoft.com.
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