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(Middleburg Heights, Ohio, January 17, 2017) – Corporate Screening Services, Inc. (CS), a leading provider of pre-employment and student background screening services, is pleased to announce that its self-certification with the EU-US Privacy Shield program has been approved, effective December 20, 2016.

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 way to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the EU to the United States. The Privacy Shield program replaces the Safe Harbor Program.

“The self-certification in the Privacy Shield program means that we are able to continue to provide our clients with access to background information on European job candidates,” remarked Greg Dubecky, President of Corporate Screening. “Voluntarily joining the program underscores our ongoing commitment to protecting data and privacy.”

In order to join the Privacy Shield Framework, organizations are required to self-certify to the Department of Commerce and publicly commit to comply with the Framework’s requirements. The Privacy Shield is administered by the International Trade Administration (ITA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce, and enforced in the U.S. by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Once approved, in order to remain in the program, businesses in the United States must self-certify annually to the Department of Commerce.

To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view Corporate Screening’s certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov.

About Corporate Screening

Corporate Screening (www.CorporateScreening.com) is a Cleveland-based provider of pre-employment screening and background check investigations for many of the nation’s top employers and schools. As a leading consultant to human resources and corporate security professionals, Corporate Screening combines state-of-the-art data gathering technology with in-depth examination and analysis to verify information and mitigate the risks associated with hiring employees. Corporate Screening’s professional staff of analysts and consultants serves the needs of hiring professionals representing a full spectrum of industries, with special emphasis on healthcare, financial services and manufacturing sectors.