Safe Harbor certification

Safe Harbor certification

The Safe Harbor is a streamlined process for US companies for the Data protection since October of 1998, and it strictly prohibits the transformation of personal data with the non-European Union nations which don’t have the European “adequacy” standard for privacy protection. The Safe Harbor privacy protection allows US companies to register their Safe Harbor certification as they comes under the European requirements.

The principles of Safe Harbor provides notice to the companies under their governance that their data is being collected and how it will be used. Every individual has choice to select the out of the collection and forward transfer of data to the third person. The principle gives clearance for the transfer of data only to those organizations who follows the data protection principles.

After opting the certification, it needs to re-certify the certification after every 12 month. That means it is valid only for the period of 12 months. It may acts as a self-assessment to verify that it is acting according to the principles. This principles also helps to ensure the a appropriate employee training and an effective dispute mechanism.