CHICAGO, IL — SpotMe, the leading innovator in mobile event technology, announced today its certification approval by the U.S. Department of Commerce to the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework program.
The EU-U.S. Privacy Framework was jointly developed by the European Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce to provide a legal basis for the transfer of personal data from the European Union to the United States. The framework also provides European Union citizens greater transparency with respect to the personal data collected by U.S. organizations as well as an enhanced mechanism for resolving privacy disputes.
“Our customers are global Fortune 500 multinationals that expect all their affiliates to be able to consume our services, regardless of their jurisdiction and event location,” said Pierre Metrailler, CEO of SpotMe. “The adoption of the Privacy Shield Framework provides a predictable and standardized mechanism for our customers to comply with their obligations under EU data protection directives.”
Finally, in order to support clients subject to the most stringent regulatory or corporate requirements, SpotMe is offering full flexibility on the physical location for cloud storage. Customers can pick their data hosting location upon creating a new event instance within the SpotMe Backstage Content Management System, with data hosting available in the U.S., EU, Singapore and Australia.
How will Clients Benefit?
- Strong security obligations on companies handling data
- Safeguards and transparency in relation to government data access
- Increased protection of individual rights for EU citizens
- Full flexibility on data hosting location (U.S., EU, Singapore, Australia) in order to meet regulatory and/or corporate requirements