FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AWeber Granted EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certification
Among the First Email Service Providers Added to Official Privacy Shield List
Chalfont, Pa. October 25, 2016 – AWeber – Email Marketing is pleased to announce it has received the official EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification from the U.S. Department of Commerce. The email marketing provider is one of the first in its industry to achieve this accreditation, placing it among a limited group of companies that meet data protection requirements for sending personal data between the European Union and United States.
The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a way to comply with EU’s data protection rules. To join the Privacy Shield Framework, a U.S.-based organization is required to self-certify to the Department of Commerce and commit to their business abiding by the Framework’s standards.
AWeber worked with TRUSTe to conduct its EU-US Privacy Shield review and prepare for the self-certification program.
“TRUSTe follows a three phase process to prepare companies for their Privacy Shield Certification using a combination of experienced privacy analysts, proven assessment methodology, and powerful Assessment Manager technology platform,” says TRUSTe CEO Chris Babel. “By working with TRUSTe, AWeber is showing its commitment to protecting the privacy of its customers.”
“While participating in the Privacy Shield certification program is voluntary, we view it as one more way to show AWeber customers that our commitment is not only to their success with email marketing, but to the protection of their data and privacy,” says Sean Cohen, AWeber’s Chief Operating Officer. “As a technology company that serves more than 100,000 customers in the United States and around the globe, we regard data protection as the highest priority.”
Visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome to learn more about EU-US Privacy Shield and https://www.privacyshield.gov/list to view AWeber on the complete list of companies that are certified. To learn more about AWeber visit aweber.com.
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