Date: October 12, 2016 10:00 AM EDT – Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions in the cloud, announced today that it has been certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce to the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The framework requires that companies meet stronger obligations to protect the personal data of Europeans, and replaces the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor, with which Ultimate was already compliant.
“We are pleased to adopt the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework to demonstrate our commitment to robust EU-U.S. cross-border privacy,” said Adam Rogers, chief technology officer at Ultimate. “Protecting our customers is our top priority, so we employ forward-thinking technologies, teams, tools, and processes to safeguard their data.”
While joining the Privacy Shield Framework is voluntary, a public commitment to comply with the Framework’s requirements makes them enforceable under U.S. law. The Framework provides transparency regarding how participating companies use personal data, strong U.S. government oversight, and increased cooperation with EU data protection authorities (DPAs).
Ultimate Software has also been awarded a TRUSTe privacy certification that verifies Ultimate’s strict compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, and commitment to privacy and security. Companies worldwide rely on TRUSTe to minimize compliance risk and protect their brands.
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