Following our recent expansion to the United Kingdom, we wanted to give our European clients the greatest assurances possible that we valued the protection of their private data.
Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) June 07, 2011
Nexcess, an eCommerce web hosting provider with wholly-owned data center facilities in Dearborn, Michigan, announced today that they are now certified under the U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Framework. This achievement is intended to promote the safe transfer of personal information between Europe and the United States, further supporting Nexcess’ recent expansion to the European web hosting market.
The U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Framework relates to the European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection, which went into effect in 1998. This directive effectively prohibits the transfer of personal data to non-European Union nations that failed to meet various European standards in relation to privacy protection. While the United States and the European Union share the mission of individual privacy protection, the standard methodologies employed in accomplishing this task differ from one another. To bridge these gaps in privacy protection policy, the U.S. Department of Commerce, in consultation with the European Commission, developed the U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Framework discussed herein.
“Following our recent expansion to the United Kingdom, we wanted to give our European clients the greatest assurances possible that we valued the protection of their private data,” commented Chris Wells, President & CEO of Nexcess, “We understand that standards compliance is incredibly important, and it’s our hope that this will serve as yet another token of these ongoing efforts.”
While Nexcess’ expansion to offer eCommerce hosting solutions in the United Kingdom was only announced last month, the company’s track record of standards-compliant web hosting stretches across more than a decade. In March of this year, the company’s Dearborn, Michigan data center facilities also undertook an audit to meet the international standard- ISAE 3402 (or SSAE-16 in the United States, the intended successor to SAS 70 standards auditing).
Nexcess is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based managed hosting company founded in 2000, with wholly-owned data centers located in Dearborn, and Southfield, Michigan (opening Q4/2011). Nexcess offers a variety of hosting services ranging from entry-level packages to specially-catered clustered/complex configurations, with an emphasis on mission-critical hosting for high-profile and eCommerce sites. For more information, visit http://www.nexcess.net or call 866.639.2377.