Sterling Certified Under EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

May 4th, 2017

New York, May 4, 2017 – Sterling (Sterling), the world’s largest background screening company, is pleased to announce its certification under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The Privacy Shield certification – which replaces Safe Harbor – allows Sterling’s U.S. business to receive data originating from the European Economic Area with greater speed and safety.

“We’re pleased to be awarded this certification by the Privacy Shield Team. This is yet another advancement for Sterling that will allow for both increased flow of information from our clients and their subsidiaries based in Europe while also ensuring the utmost protection for the personal information of candidates and clients,” said Oran Kiazim, Vice President, Global Privacy. “Our entire team is committed to upholding the Privacy Shield Principles and passing on the benefits to our clients.”

The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was co-designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission to assist companies in the EU with transferring data to companies in the U.S. through a mechanism that would meet data protection requirements and foster transatlantic commerce. The Privacy Shield program is administered by the International Trade Administration (ITA) within the U.S. Department of Commerce.

For more information about this certification, you can access the Sterling blog post here.

About Sterling:

Sterling provides hiring peace of mind by delivering a simpler, smarter background screening and onboarding experience for employers worldwide. Our comprehensive suite of cloud-based background screening and onboarding solutions deliver accurate, reliable results and tools to maintain compliance throughout the hiring cycle.

With 20 offices in nine countries and growing, our team of more than 3,800 employees proudly serves over 50,000 customers around the world, including 25% of the Fortune 100. Sterling is accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), a distinction earned by fewer than 10% of all background screening companies. Visit

Sterling is a service mark of Sterling Infosystems, Inc.

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