RenewData on Safe Harbor List

RenewData has been added to the US Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor List

May 1, 2007

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AUSTIN, Texas -- RenewData, a leader in e-discovery services for law firms and corporations, announced today that it has been added to the U.S. Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor List and that it adheres to the framework developed by the Department of Commerce in coordination with the European Commission to provide "adequate" privacy protection of personal data. This ensures that RenewData has taken the steps required to transfer data to the United States for processing in the course of electronic discovery.

The European Union's Directive on Data Protection requires companies to follow certain privacy protection standards, included in the Safe Harbor framework, in order to legally transfer personal data to non-European Union nations. "RenewData's established physical and procedural security measures readily met those required of companies seeking to be certified as a Safe Harbor by the European Union," noted RenewData's General Counsel, Fred Kopec.

RenewData's participation in Safe Harbor will provide predictability and continuity for those European Union organizations that send personal information to the United States and U.S. organizations that receive personal information from the European Union. All Member States are bound by the Safe Harbor list thereby eliminating the need for prior approval to begin data transfers or providing for automatic approvals.

"Most large companies, including many of our clients, now have some portion of their business conducted internationally, so this certification was crucial to be able to better serve these companies," said Ellery Buchanan, CEO. "Protecting the privacy of data is inherent at RenewData, and this certification demonstrates our continued commitment to the needs of our clients."

RenewData has developed a Safe Harbor Privacy Policy that covers notice and choice, disclosures and transfers, data security, data integrity, access and correction, and enforcement and dispute resolution, all which are based on the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles. The RenewData Safe Harbor Data Privacy Policy can be found at Corp.

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