Blue Box Group Earns US - EU Safe Harbor Certification

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Seattle based boutique web hosting firm, Blue Box Group, earns US-EU Safe Harbor Certification.

As more companies store their information on third party platforms and cross international borders in order to serve their clients; ensuring that a hosting provider is US - EU Safe Harbor certified can be critical. The importance of data security and privacy becomes more and more paramount as business operate across borders. This couldn’t be more true of the growing hosting industry in the United States. For Blue Box Group, a Seattle based managed web hosting company, the decision to seek certification couldn’t have been easier.

Blue Box Group announces that it has achieved U.S.-EU Safe Harbor certification status from the U.S. Department of Commerce. This designation recognizes that Blue Box Group meets or exceeds the European Union's directives for data privacy and protection practices. Nathan Kaiser, Chief Operations Officer noted: “We provide custom hosting solutions to many types of organizations, and now we can expand our offering to those needing a hosting provider that guarantees Safe Harbor protections.”

Certification requires Blue Box Group to comply with the seven Safe Harbor principles covering: notice, choice, transfers to third parties, access, security, data integrity, and enforcement. These principles are intended to give individuals more control over the accuracy and transfer of personal data. Benefits of this certification for Blue Box Group customers include the requirements for prior approval of data transfers will be either waived or automatically granted by all 27 Member States of the European Union. It also ensures that any claims brought by European citizens against U.S. companies will be heard in the U.S. thereby helping to contain legal expenses.

Additionally, Blue Box Group is slated to earn their SAS70 Type II certification in August, 2010.

For more information, please contact Blue Box Group at http://www.blueboxgrp.com/contact!

About Blue Box Group

Founded in 2003, Blue Box Group evolved quickly into a boutique provider of reliable, comprehensive and customized shared web-hosting solutions. We guarantee you freedom, reliability and superior customer service in our custom installations and solutions. As a proven expert in Ruby on Rails Hosting, BBG provides powerful and secure platforms from which to deploy applications. In every package we offer, simplicity and scalability are paramount. We give you choices – but we won’t box you in.

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Jenni Serenbetz