Privacy Shield

About the Privacy Shield

The EU (European Union)-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. 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 EU and Switzerland to the U.S.

The Privacy Shield Program, which is administered by the International Trade Administration within the Department of Commerce, allows U.S.-based organizations to join one or both of the Frameworks. While participation is voluntary, organizations that opt to participate are required to self-certify and commit to compliance with the Frameworks’ requirements.

ICDR-AAA Privacy Shield Services

The ICDR-AAA provides several dispute resolution and administrative services related to the Privacy Shield Program.

The ICDR-AAA EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Program Independent Recourse Mechanism (IRM). The ICDR provides the readily available
Independent Recourse Mechanism required by participating organizations.

Annex I of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. Privacy Shield participants in the
EU-U.S.Privacy Shield Framework are obligated to arbitrate certain claims as per the
Annex I of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Annex I / Binding Arbitration Mechanism.The ICDR has been selected by the U.S. Department of Commerce to manage the Privacy Shield Annex I Arbitration Mechanism and Arbitral Fund, into which participating organizations are required to pay a periodic contribution. In addition, the ICDR-AAA administers arbitration cases filed by EU individuals under Annex I. See EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Annex I Binding Arbitration Mechanism or more information on this program.

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