SoftLayer Certifies Safe Harbor Compliance

March 6, 2009 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Certifies Safe Harbor Compliance 

Webmaster NewsALLAS — SoftLayer Technologies has self-certified compliance with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S.-European Union (EU) Safe Harbor framework.

The European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection, established in 1998, prohibits the transfer of personal data to nations that do not meet the EU’s “adequacy” standard for privacy protection. In consultation with the Commission, the U.S. Commerce department created the Safe Harbor framework to help U.S.-based companies verify and represent that they meet the EU standard. Self-certification and participation in the Safe Harbor framework is entirely voluntary. Read more