PORTLAND, OR (October 3, 2016) – Janrain®, the leading company who created the Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) category, today announced the company has achieved EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification with the U.S. Department of Commerce effective September 26, 2016. Janrain worked with TRUSTe to review and verify that their data privacy management practices meet the new Privacy Shield EU data transfer privacy framework. TRUSTe will also provide independent dispute resolution services to address privacy related questions from users and ongoing access to privacy guidance through the TRUSTe Global Privacy Solutions team.
The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework was designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce. Administered by the International Trade Administration (ITA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce, the framework ensures certified U.S.-based organizations are meeting the highest levels of data privacy protection. Once an organization makes the public commitment to comply with the Framework’s requirements, the commitment becomes enforceable under U.S. law.
“Janrain is proud to be among the very first organizations to secure EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification with the U.S. Department of Commerce,” said Janrain CEO Jim Kaskade. “The growing popularity of social logins is delivering tremendous new opportunities for more personalized marketing, but it’s critical that we do everything we can to protect data privacy so both Janrain and our global clients can maintain user trust.”
TRUSTe follows a three-phase process to prepare companies for their Privacy Shield Certification using a combination of experienced privacy analysts, proven assessment methodology, and powerful Assessment Manager technology platform. Phase I includes a comprehensive review of the companies privacy practices versus the Privacy Shield standards and creation of a detailed privacy finding report. Phase II includes a collaborative review of the privacy findings and the implementation of remediation recommendations. Phase III includes activation of the dispute resolution service and access to privacy guidance along with the privacy findings report in Assessment Manager to support ongoing privacy compliance.
“We believe a strong data privacy management program is critical for companies to build customer trust and ensure privacy compliance,” said TRUSTe CEO Chris Babel. “By working with us to ensure they meet all of the Privacy Shield certification requirements, Janrain has demonstrated an important commitment to the data privacy of its clients and their customers.”
Founded in 2002, Janrain pioneered Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM). Janrain’s CIAM platform provides management, security and activation solutions that enable seamless and safe customer experiences across their digitally connected world, while providing enterprise organizations with deep customer insights. Janrain’s identity capabilities include social and traditional login and registration, single sign-on, customer profile data storage and management, customer segments, customer insights and engagement solutions. The company powers brands like Pfizer, Samsung, Whole Foods, Fox News, Philips, Marvel and Dr Pepper. Janrain is based in Portland, Oregon, with offices in London, Paris and the Silicon Valley in California. For more information, please visit www.janrain.com and follow @janrain.