A-LIGN Introduces Privacy Service Offerings to Respond to the Growing Concern for Data Privacy

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As the data privacy landscape evolves, A-LIGN is committed to providing solutions that assist organizations in safeguarding their client’s data. A-LIGN offers privacy assessment and compliance services to adhere to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

As the data privacy landscape evolves, A-LIGN is committed to providing solutions that assist organizations in safeguarding their client’s data. A-LIGN offers privacy assessment and compliance services that assist organizations in adhering to the following standards:

  •     EU-U.S. Privacy Shield
  •     General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  •     HIPAA Privacy Rule

“Privacy is a consideration in several of the security and audit assessments that A-LIGN conducts, but offering an entire suite of privacy services helps solidify our ability to be on the forefront of the movement to improve privacy controls at our clients,” said A-LIGN Partner, Gene Geiger.

“We have assisted numerous organizations in meeting their privacy compliance requirements by offering both readiness assessments and validation services. Meeting these privacy requirements can help organizations set themselves apart by providing end-users with peace of mind that their information will be managed appropriately by organizations.”

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Effective August 1, 2016, the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was designed to provide companies in the United States (U.S.) and the European Union (EU) a mechanism to transfer personal data while adhering to the data protection requirements set within the EU.

A-LIGN can help businesses meet the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification requirements by providing both gap assessment and validation services. You can find out more about the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield by clicking here: http://www.a-lign.com/services/eu-us-privacy-shield/

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enacts strong consumer protection laws, with noncompliance resulting in steep fines. This law affects any organization that processes or handles the information of EU citizens. The deadline for organizations to comply with GDPR is May 25, 2018.

A-LIGN offers both gap assessment and validation services to assist organizations looking to comply with the GDPR requirements. Learn more about GDPR here: http://www.a-lign.com/services/general-data-protection-regulation/

HIPAA Privacy Rule

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) defines the policies, procedures, and processes that are required for companies that store, process or handle protected health information (PHI) in any medium, including electronically managed information, paper records, or oral communication. The goal of the HIPAA Privacy Rule is to ensure that PHI is safeguarded through the policies and procedures in place at affected organizations.

A-LIGN provides both gap assessment and validation services to assist organizations in adhering to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Find out more about HIPAA Privacy Rule here: http://www.a-lign.com/services/hipaa-privacy-rule/

A-LIGN Can Help

“Data privacy is becoming a growing concern for end-users, and thus a push has been made for organizations to implement stronger policies and procedures and technical controls to ensure that data privacy is being protected,” said Petar Besalev, Director of Security Services at A-LIGN. “A-LIGN can help organizations learn more about the importance of privacy, secure information appropriately, and implement the appropriate policies and procedures to ensure that end-users are confident that their data is secured. At the end of the day, our goal is to help organizations build stronger relationships with their clients by offering them a sense of data privacy."

If you would like to learn more about data privacy services that A-LIGN can offer your organization, please visit http://www.a-lign.com or contact them at 1-888-702-5446.

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