Greetly is first visitor management system provider to meet the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework
Denver, Colo. — March 31, 2020 — Greetly, the only fully customizable visitor management system in the world, is the first organization in the visitor management space to certify its technology to meet U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks.
The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks were designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the European Commission and Swiss Administration, respectively, to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce.
With several Greetly clients using the company’s technology throughout Europe, it was an easy decision for Greetly leadership to implement the self-certification process.
“Greetly is a global business that supports several European companies within both the enterprise and SMB spaces. The privacy of our clients and their visitors is our number one priority. Being certified by Privacy Shield demonstrates our commitment to best-in-class data protection and privacy and we call on the entirety of the marketplace serving the EU to also self-certify,” said Dave Milliken, Greetly’s Founder.
Organizations interested in Greetly’s services may sign up for a free two-week trial.
Greetly is the only fully customizable visitor management system serving enterprise and SMB clients across the globe. Greetly’s digital receptionist app manages visiting customers, vendors, interview candidates, deliveries, facility tours, scheduled entries and exits, and more. This modernization to office reception capabilities results in significant time and money savings for Greetly clients. The technology — which provides instant visitor notifications, collects e-signatures, and prints visitor badges — can be branded and customized to the unique needs of each work environment. Greetly’s solutions are used by several brands including DHL, the Dallas Cowboys, Office Evolution Randstad, and the United States Air Force. The company was named in 2020 as a Key Company within the visitor management space by QY Research. To learn more and start a free trial, click here.
Privacy Shield program overview
The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks were designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the European Commission and Swiss Administration, respectively, to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce. On July 12, 2016, the European Commission deemed the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework adequate to enable data transfers under EU law (see the adequacy determination). On January 12, 2017, the Swiss Government announced the approval of the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as a valid legal mechanism to comply with Swiss requirements when transferring personal data from Switzerland to the United States. See the statements from the Swiss Federal Council and Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner.
The Privacy Shield program, which is administered by the International Trade Administration (ITA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce, enables U.S.-based organizations to join one or both of the Privacy Shield Frameworks in order to benefit from the adequacy determinations. To join either Privacy Shield Framework, a U.S.-based organization will be required to self-certify to the Department of Commerce (via this website) and publicly commit to comply with the Framework’s requirements. While joining the Privacy Shield is voluntary, once an eligible organization makes the public commitment to comply with the Framework’s requirements, the commitment will become enforceable under U.S. law. All organizations interested in self-certifying to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework or Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework should review the requirements in their entirety. To assist in that effort, Commerce’s Privacy Shield Team has compiled resources and addressed frequently asked questions below.