Published: August 1, 2023
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Written by: Forter Team

By Ashley Eisenberg, Legal Director and DPO

We are thrilled to announce that Forter has obtained certification under the new EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework.

As the Trust Platform, we believe that safeguarding the privacy of our customers’ data is of utmost importance and that the transfer of personal information across borders demands stringent protection measures. This new certification adds to our existing suite of privacy and security certifications (notably PCI Level 1, SOC2 Type II, ISO 27001, and ISO 27701 certifications) and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to safeguarding sensitive information, protecting the privacy of our customers, and complying with global data protection laws and the highest security standards. 

Understanding the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework

On July 10, 2023, the European Commission adopted its adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (the “Framework”), allowing personal data to flow freely and safely from the European Economic Area to the U.S. 

Under the Framework, data transfers from the EU to organizations certified under the Framework and included on the Data Privacy Framework List may transfer personal data to the U.S. on the basis of the adequacy decision alone. This means that EU-based organizations making such transfers do not need to rely on one of the alternative transfer mechanisms available under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), such as the Standard Contractual Clauses, nor do they need to implement additional protection measures to ensure data is protected to a standard equivalent to that under the GDPR.

Our Certification: A Testimony to Our Commitment to Trust and Security 

To obtain our certification, Forter had to commit to complying with standards for protecting personal data that align with the GDPR requirements, including with respect to transparency, accountability and recourse mechanisms for individuals affected by data processing. 

At Forter, we recognize the growing importance of data privacy and its implications for international business operations. This significant milestone underscores our dedication to serving our European customers and protecting personal data with the utmost care and diligence. Our compliance with the Framework ensures that your data is handled responsibly, fostering transparency and security throughout the entire data lifecycle.

Organizations worldwide entrust Forter with their sensitive data, and we take this responsibility seriously. We are proud to have achieved this significant milestone! 

For more information on Forter’s information security and privacy practices, you can visit our new Privacy and Security Hub.

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