IPSWICH, Mass. — May 16, 2017 — EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has self-certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The Privacy Shield Framework replaces the earlier U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Framework that was invalidated in October of 2015. It is intended to provide a reliable mechanism for companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the U.S. while retaining adequate protections and safeguards and providing transparency related to the information collected. It also builds in accountability for data transfers and mechanisms for dispute resolution.
By participating in the E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, EBSCO certified that it adheres to the framework’s principles, as set out by the US Department of Commerce, in the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union or the European Economic Area (EEA) to the United States.
EBSCO Information Services Vice President of Sales, United Kingdom and Nordics, Gareth Smith says the certification show EBSCO’s commitment to privacy and compliance with current EU data protection rules and regulations. “Certifying to the Privacy Shield Framework signals to our customers that we are dedicated to complying with data protection standards. As a global company, it is important to take privacy seriously and secure the data we manage.”
The certification Privacy Shield Framework covers EBSCO Information Services’ parent company, EBSCO Industries, Inc., and its subsidiaries, EBSCO Publishing, Inc. dba EBSCO Information Services, DynaMed, LLC and Yankee Book Peddler, Inc. dba GOBI Library Solutions. More detail about EBSCO’s privacy practices, including our compliance with the Privacy Shield Framework, can be found in EBSCO’s privacy policies available at ebsco.com.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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