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December 11, 2019

DataBank Completes US Privacy Shield Recertification and adds Lightbound Assets to Certification

Privacy is one of the most difficult challenges for global enterprises to address. Cultures and human mindset vary across the globe and standards are evolving rapidly making it hard for IT organizations to keep up. The bottom line impacts of a privacy breach are growing, both from potential financial and punitive penalties as well as the loss of brand reputation.

DataBank’s comprehensive compliance approach simplifies the task across a variety of designations, including privacy. We are thrilled to announce that DataBank has successfully completed the recertification of its U.S. Privacy Shield and expanded that certification to include the assets of its recent Lightbound acquisition!

What does this mean to you?

Privacy Shield is a collaboration by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission (and Swiss Administration) to bridge the cultural and regulatory differences that exist on either side of the Atlantic. Privacy Shield provides companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with data protection requirements (GDPR) when transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States. This certification is an annual process.

“By having this recertification, we’re ensuring that both our customer and data subject information is protected and acted upon within legal bounds of multiple jurisdictions.” -Mark Houpt, CISO

What can you do to additionally protect yourself?

As a holder of an Authority to Operate (ATO) from multiple U.S. Federal agencies and a supplier of FedRAMP, FISMA, HIPAA/HITECH, PCI-DSS, and GDPR compliant data centers, cloud and colocation solutions, DataBank can help you ease the complexity of security and compliance, no matter the designation. Below are some additional resources from our security team to help your organization navigate through the overall compliance challenge:

1. Free Guide to Data Center Compliance
A concise overview of the definitions, methodologies, and responsibilities that compliance demands of you and your solution provider.

2. Lessons Learned from Recent Ransomware Attacks
Ransomware isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, it will only continue to increase in frequency and sophistication. The best you can do for your business is to maintain a strong position of defense and know what to do in the event of an attack

3. FedRAMP Compliant Hosting Checklist
This guide will help you understand what we are responsible for and what you are responsible for as a customer. It’s compliance without complexity.

If you are looking into learning about how we can help you in your FedRAMP, HIPAA/HITECH, PCI-DSS, and GDPR needs give DataBank a call at 800.840.7533.