Safe Harbor Certification
Is MochaHost Safe Harbor Certified?
Yes, we are!
What is Safe Harbor?
The European Commission’s Directive on
Data Protection went into effect in October of 1998, and would prohibit
the transfer of personal data to non-European Union countries that do
not meet the European Union (EU) “adequacy” standard for privacy
protection. While the United States and the EU share the goal of
enhancing privacy protection for their citizens, the United States takes
a different approach to privacy from that taken by the EU.
In order to bridge these differences in
approach and provide a streamlined means for U.S. organizations to
comply with the Directive, the U.S. Department of Commerce in
consultation with the European Commission developed a "Safe Harbor"
framework and this website to provide the information an organization
would need to evaluate – and then join – the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor
The U.S. Department of Commerce in
consultation with the Federal Data Protection and Information
Commissioner of Switzerland developed a separate "Safe Harbor" framework
to bridge the differences between the two countries’ approaches to
privacy and provide a streamlined means for U.S. organizations to comply
with Swiss data protection law. This website also provides the
information an organization would need to evaluate – and then join – the
U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor program.
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