Vyond Obtains Privacy Shield Certification, Validating Data Protections

San Mateo, Calif., March 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vyond, a SaaS video creation company that allows everyone to create video quickly and easily, today announced it is Privacy Shield certified. The certification, bestowed after a comprehensive verification by TrustArc, ensures that Vyond’s customer data is handled with the utmost care.

Privacy Shield was created by the U.S. Department of Commerce, European Commission, and Swiss Administration to support commerce between countries and fulfill data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union (EU) and Switzerland to the U.S.

The Privacy Shield program requires a higher level of data protection and a strong privacy policy from organizations to comply with the enforcement of GDPR in the EU and Switzerland. Once an organization certifies its compliance with the 23 principles concerning the use and treatment of personal data, it is accountable by U.S. law.

Vyond worked with third-party auditor TrustArc to verify compliance with the Privacy Shield frameworks through its TRUSTe Privacy Shield Verification program. TRUSTe verifies that Privacy Shield compliance is consistent with the requirements of the Privacy Shield Supplemental Principle on Verification.

“Anyone can just say they take data protection seriously,” said Vyond CEO Gary Lipkowitz. “We wanted to go the extra mile to demonstrate our commitment to data privacy and GDPR compliance to our prospects and customers in Europe, so we enlisted TrustArc to subject us to a rigorous independent third-party audit of our data privacy practices.”

“Our users create videos that often contain confidential personal and company information. We want them to know their information is protected,” Vyond COO Mark Deaton said. “Obtaining the Privacy Shield certification is an extra assurance and highlights another way we are securing our customers’ valuable information.”

To learn more about Vyond’s privacy policy and how it utilizes, collects, and retains personal information through its website, visit https://www.vyond.com/privacy/.

About Vyond

At Vyond, our mission is to put the power of video in the hands of everyone. Vyond allows people of all skill levels in all industries and job roles to create dynamic and powerful media. With features that go beyond moving text and images, you can build character-driven stories or compelling data visualizations that engage audiences and deliver results.

Founded as GoAnimate in 2007, Vyond has helped Global 2000 organizations, small businesses, and individuals produce more than 30 million videos. To learn more, visit vyond.com.


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