Privacy Shield Certified

We are please to report that the U.S. Department of Commerce has approved Lavante Inc. (A PRGX Company) as a covered entity under the PRGX USA, Inc. Privacy Shield certification. We are proud of our commitment to continually expand and extend the safety and security we offer to clients and their suppliers.

Both PRGX USA and Lavante Inc. (as a covered entity) are business-to-business organizations that collect and process client data for improving clients’ financial performance by managing data, reducing costs, improving business processes and increasing profitability.

What is the Privacy Shield?

The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks were created by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the European Commission, and Swiss Administration to protect and secure the transfer of information between organizations in the European Union and Switzerland to the United States.

How does a company join?

To join the Privacy Shield Framework, a U.S.-based organization is required to self-certify to the Department of Commerce and publicly commit to comply with the Framework’s requirements.  Joining the Privacy Shield is voluntary for all U.S.-based organizations.

Why is it important? 

The Privacy Shield Certification is important because it certifies that an organization is making the commitment to comply with U.S., European, and Swiss data protection requirements.  Once an eligible organization makes the public commitment to comply with the Framework’s requirements, the commitment will become enforceable under U.S. law.

What happens if you don’t comply?

If an organization doesn’t comply with the Privacy Shield Principles,  the organization will be given 30 days notice and an opportunity to respond to the Department of Commerce before being removed from the Privacy Shield List.

Once the organization is removed from the Privacy Shield List, any personal information exchanged while under the Privacy Shield must be returned or deleted. The organization will no longer receive any Privacy Shield benefits.

The Privacy Shield List updated by the Department of Commerce clearly lists which organizations are currently assured and those that are no longer assured.