TransPerfect's Privacy Policy Receives Safe Harbor Certification


TransPerfect's Privacy Policy Receives Safe Harbor Certification–November 15, 2010

TransPerfect, the world’s largest privately held provider of translation services, today announced that its Privacy Policy has been certified for compliance with the Safe Harbor Principles of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

In October 1998, the European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection went into effect. This directive prohibits the transfer of personal data to non-European Union nations that do not meet the European “adequacy” standard for privacy protection. To provide a streamlined means for U.S. companies to comply with the Directive, the U.S. Department of Commerce, in consultation with the European Commission, developed the Safe Harbor principles. Approved by the EU in 2000, Safe Harbor provides a framework for U.S. companies to ensure compliance and avoid experiencing interruptions in their business dealings with the EU.

To verify that its Privacy Policy conformed with all Safe Harbor principles, TransPerfect was evaluated by a prominent privacy law professor and practitioner, Andrew H. Lupu, Esq. According to Mr. Lupu, “TransPerfect’s compliance with the Safe Harbor principles shows its dedication to its global clients and should give clients peace of mind regarding TransPerfect’s data collection and protection policies.”

TransPerfect’s Privacy Policy is now officially registered with the U.S. Department of Commerce, and is publicly accessible on the company’s website here:

More information on Safe Harbor can be found here:

About TransPerfect
With revenue of over $250 million, TransPerfect is the largest privately held language services provider in the world. From offices in 66 cities on 5 continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in over 100 languages to multinationals worldwide. With a global network of over 4,000 linguists and subject-area specialists, TransPerfect is the largest translation company to be fully ISO 9001:2008 and EN 15038:2006 certified. TransPerfect is headquartered in New York and has regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit our website at


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