SmartSearch® Becomes EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Certified

OCEANSIDE, CA – March 1, 2017 Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), the makers of SmartSearch® recruiting business software, announces its receipt of certification by the European Union and U.S. Department of Commerce under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The Privacy Shield Framework allows for the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the EU to the U.S., supporting transatlantic business.

“We are thrilled to be a Privacy Shield Framework-certified organization. This certification demonstrates our commitment to compliance and how we take the privacy and security of our clients very seriously. As with all ourConsumer Data Privacy Statistic measures to handle sensitive and personal client information, we make every effort to ensure we adhere to the preservation, maintenance, and confidentiality of their information,” states Doug Coull, CEO of APS.

To become compliant with the rules and regulations, APS self-certified to the U.S. Department of Commerce and publicly committed to comply with the framework’s requirements. In accordance with the rigorous process, APS agreed to align numerous privacy policies in accordance with how participating companies use personal data collected during the employment application, recruitment, and onboarding process and to hold employers accountable by the new regulations before receiving the Privacy Shield certification.

Designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission, the Privacy Shield Framework provides a set of stringent and enforceable protections for the personal data of EU individuals. The Framework is designed to provide disclosure on how participating companies use personal data and holds these companies accountable for the management and protection of the data. Further, the certification ensures a continuing level of protection consistent with Privacy Shield Principles when personal data collected under the Framework is transferred to third parties.

About SmartSearch®:  Since 1986, SmartSearch, Inc. has led the way in the development and deployment of quality talent management and recruiting software. For over three decades, SmartSearch talent acquisition and staffing management software have been creating applicant tracking systems to streamline sourcing, recruiting, and hiring in one easy-to-use solution. We help our clients to recruit at the speed of life and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing recruitment landscape.  For more information visit: SmartSearch.

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