PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - October 26, 2016) - Zapproved Inc., a pioneer in developing cloud‐based software for corporate legal departments, today announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has accepted Zapproved's self-certification as Privacy Shield compliant. Zapproved's Privacy Shield Certificate is available on the U.S. Department of Commerce's Privacy Shield website.

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 mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce. Becoming certified as EU-U.S. Privacy Shield compliant enables Zapproved to demonstrate compliance with EU data transfer rules and our ongoing commitment to best practices in data privacy.

"Zapproved takes data security and data privacy very seriously," said Brad Harris, VP of Product Strategy for Zapproved. "We proactively look for ways to implement best practices, whether it be earning SOC2 ® certification or self-certifying as Privacy Shield compliant. Ensuring data security and privacy is part of our ongoing commitment to our many customers who engage in commerce globally."

Learn more information about Zapproved's EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certification.

About Zapproved Inc.

Founded in 2008 in Portland, Ore., Zapproved Inc. is a pioneer in developing cloud‐based software for corporate legal departments. The Z‐Discovery Platform returns power to in‐house corporate legal teams and helps them navigate electronic discovery with minimal risk and cost, and it sets new standards for scalability and intuitive design. The company's flagship product, Legal Hold Pro, is widely adopted by Fortune 500 and Global 2000 corporations and has earned recognition as the Best E‐Discovery Legal Hold Product at the 2015 and 2016 Legaltech News Innovation Awards, Best of the National Law Journal 2014 - 2016. Zapproved was recognized in the 2014 Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. and was named as a "vendor to watch" in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for E‐Discovery. Zapproved is SOC2 ® Type 2 certified validating by a third party that Zapproved's systems have controls in place to protect against unauthorized access (both physical and logical).

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