02 Mar Cardinal Receives Privacy Shield Certification
By Dr. Rao Vepachedu, JD, PhD, LLM1
Cardinal Intellectual Property (CIP) is the first intellectual property services company to receive certification under the new US-EU Privacy Shield data transfer program.
“For our customers in the EU, protecting their private data is extremely important to us. Cardinal IP strives to support our customers with the highest levels of security and privacy,” said Frank Nicholas, Cardinal Intellectual Property’s Founder and President. Cardinal IP is among the first 40 companies, along with Microsoft, Salesforce, WorkDay, to be certified under the Privacy Shield, which became available in the US on August 1, 2016.
The Privacy Shield was adopted by CIP to support its expanding global business while maintaining a focused commitment to safeguard customer privacy. The Privacy Shield framework provides companies a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States. CIP is among the first 40 companies, along with Microsoft, Salesforce, WorkDay, to be certified under the Privacy Shield, which became available in the US on August 1, 2016.
About Cardinal Intellectual Property
Cardinal specializes in serving the unique needs of IP stakeholders, including inventors, law firms, universities and Fortune 500 companies. Cardinal’s services support development across the entire IP lifecycle – from invention disclosure support, prior art, and patentability searches, through to managed docketing and renewal support. These services include a variety of search services, competitive monitoring, managed docketing, paralegal support, e-discovery, due-diligence, monetization, and valuation. Cardinal’s experienced team includes over 150 research professionals, the majority of whom are JDs and/or PhDs. Further information may be found at http://cardinal-ip.com.
About Privacy Shield
The US-EU Privacy Shield Framework was designed by the US 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 EU to the US in support of transatlantic commerce. On July 12, 2016, the European Commission deemed the Privacy Shield Framework adequate to enable data transfers under EU law and on August 1, 2016, the US Department of Commerce began accepting applications. Further details of Privacy Shield and Cardinal Intellectual Property’s certification may be found at https://www.privacyshield.gov.