ClearStar Achieves EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certification

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The achievement represents a further strengthening of ClearStar's global offering and adherence to the highest compliance standards

ClearStar, a leading provider of background check technology and services, is proud to announce that it has achieved certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield for the transfer of personally identifiable information (PII) from the European Union (EU) to the United States (U.S.). This achievement represents a further strengthening of ClearStar’s global offering and adherence to the highest compliance standards.

The recently-launched EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the EU to the U.S. It consists of a set of principles and requirements governing the use and treatment of personal data received from the EU as well as the access and recourse mechanisms that certified organizations must provide to individuals in the EU. Once an organization publicly commits to comply with the Privacy Shield, that commitment is enforceable under U.S. law.

Robert J. Vale, Jr., Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of ClearStar, said: “At ClearStar, we have always strongly believed in the protection of PII, and we welcome the introduction of the Privacy Shield and its enhancements over previous frameworks. We are excited to be among the first companies to certify, not only because it allows us to showcase an already strong privacy program, but also because the process provided us opportunities to improve our existing program, which we believe allows us to better serve our customers.”

Officially launched on August 1, 2016, ClearStar is among the first companies to certify under the Privacy Shield. The ClearStar Privacy Shield Certification can be found here: http://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

About ClearStar

ClearStar, Inc. is a leading and trusted background check technology, strategic services, and decision-making information provider to employers and background screening companies.

A seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree and founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners, ClearStar has provided innovative technology solutions to businesses in the human capital management industry since 1995. Headquartered in Georgia, USA, ClearStar has offices in Florida, USA and London, UK. For more information about ClearStar, please visit: http://www.clearstar.net.

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