CDS Approved for Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

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eDiscovery Leader Certifies Compliant Privacy Policy for Transferring Personal Data

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“This certification demonstrates CDS’s commitment to handle data transfers from Switzerland in a manner that ensures compliance with the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act and its implementing regulations,” - Dino Medina, CDS General Counsel

Complete Discovery Source, Inc. (CDS), a leading eDiscovery company, has been certified by the US Department of Commerce and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner’s joint Privacy Shield Framework as compliant to handle transfers of personal data from Switzerland to the US. The process opened on April 12, 2017 and CDS’s certification is effective as of May 1, 2017.

“This certification demonstrates CDS’s commitment to handle data transfers from Switzerland in a manner that ensures compliance with the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act and its implementing regulations,” said Dino Medina, CDS General Counsel. “As an organization, CDS continually monitors the cross-border data privacy landscape to ensure we are able to operate with the necessary agility and thoroughness to effectively service our multi-national clients. CDS’s Privacy Shield certification, combined with our Advisory Services data consultants and Digital Customs™, our secure, proprietary mobile, full-service data management tool, provide the foundation for successful cross-border engagements.”

CDS’s compliance with the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to data privacy and security which includes recent re-certification for the ISO 27001 standard as well as successful completion of the Type 2 SOC 2 examination.

About Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework
The Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commission to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with Swiss data protection requirements when transferring personal data from Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce. The Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework is similar to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, but substitutes the authority of the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner for that of the EU Data Protection Authorities. The Privacy Shield program, which is administered by the International Trade Administration (ITA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce, enables U.S.-based organizations to apply to the Privacy Shield Framework in order to benefit from the Swiss Commissioner’s adequacy determination. CDS’s Privacy Shield certification can be found at https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

About Complete Discovery Source
CDS is a leading eDiscovery company, providing litigation technology and hosting, Advisory Services consulting, and managed services to support complex discovery matters. CDS is the first choice of the Am Law 100 and Fortune 500 and is recognized as Best in End-to-End eDiscovery by the National Law Journal and New York Law Journal. With a team of seasoned industry experts and technicians, CDS uses advanced, tested, and defensible services and software to support all stages and types of eDiscovery. Supporting a number of eDiscovery tools, CDS is an Orange-Level Best-in-Service Relativity® Provider and provides one of the largest and highest volume footprints delivering that platform. CDS is headquartered in New York with regional offices in Chicago and Washington DC. The company maintains highly secure ISO 27001 certified hosting and SOC 2 Type 2 audited data centers in the US and Europe.

Complete Discovery Source’s web site is http://www.cdslegal.com.

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