Kennington, London and New York (PRWEB) July 14, 2008
OutIndex (http://www.OutIndex.com), the leading electronic discovery software company in Europe, today announced its certification under the Safe Harbor Framework between the United States Department of Commerce and the European Commission with respect to personal data transfer from Europe to the United States.
The European Commission's 1998 Directive on Data Protection, prohibits the transfer of personal data to non-European Union nations that do not meet the European "adequacy" standard for privacy protection. The U.S. Department of Commerce, in conjunction with the European Commission, contracted a "Safe Harbor" framework to provide organizations with the information and means to comply with the Directive so they can effectively evaluate and certify for Safe Harbor.
Safe Harbor certification provides assurance to organizations and agencies that OutIndex not only understands the "Safe Harbor Framework", but has also taken the recommended steps required for implementing personal data privacy protections. Being certified, in most instances, permits OutIndex to transfer data between the EU and the US without the need for prior approval as this requirement is waived or automatically granted.
"As a UK based company, OutIndex intimately understands the EU privacy regulations and have incorporated them into our standard processes for years," said Nii Larnyoh, president and CEO of OutIndex. "Our certification with the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor program increases our flexibility to execute multi-national projects on behalf of U.S. organizations."
OutIndex's compliance with the Safe Harbor framework is described on the company Web site at http://www.outindex.com/safe.html. To view OutIndex's certification online and to learn more about the Safe Harbor program, please visit the U.S. Government's Export Portal at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.
For additional information about OutIndex, please contact the company in the UK on +44 (0)20 7840 5800, in the US on +00 (1) (212) 227-9559 or info @ OutIndex.com.
OutIndex provides innovative software and expert professional services that enable our customers to manage their electronic discovery in the most productive manner possible. The company's groundbreaking e-discovery and review software is utilized by many of the leading international auditing, professional services and litigation support firms in order to harvest, filter and produce electronically stored information (ESI).