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What is the EU-US DPF?

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The EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (the “DPF”) is the new transfer mechanism allowing the cross- border transfer of personal data from the EU to the U.S. The DPF replaces the old, invalidated Privacy Shield and is the legal alternative to the cumbersome and confusing EU Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC).

Why is the DPF valuable or even necessary?

  • The DPF is a legal basis for the free flow of data from the EU to the U.S.
  • Certification to the DPF avoids spending time and resources negotiating contracts and SCCs with EU-based customers.
  • It can be used when other mechanisms (such as binding corporate rules or standard contractual clauses) cannot be used.
  • Much like the old U.S. Privacy Shield, companies increasingly view certification as a “Trust Marker,” demonstrating your organization’s commitment to data privacy.
  • DPF certification is increasingly a pre-qualification contract requirement, providing a competitive advantage.
  • Assures your GDPR maturity level and Certification can be extended to the UK and Switzerland.
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How can achieved compliance help?

We provide a complete DPF package at a reasonable price. The package includes:


  • An easy gap analysis to identify your GDPR-compliance maturity level (including a review of your policies, procedures, tools, and records) necessary to meet the Data Privacy Framework Principles.
  • Recommendations for any additional policies and procedures you may need.


  • Updating your external privacy policy to meet the DPF requirements fully.
  • Support for creating an internal governance policy explicitly addressing the Data Privacy Framework Principles.
  • Template policies and procedures to remediate DPF gaps.


  • Help to identify and register with an appropriate independent recourse mechanism.
  • An opinion letter to rely on when self-certifying to the DPF.
  • Help to complete the online PDF certification process.

Why Achieved Compliance?

With over 50 years of combined experience in regulatory privacy issues, including helping clients navigate the previous EU transfer mechanisms, Achieved Compliance has the expertise and a straightforward approach to help you implement the measures to achieve DPF certification.

Schedule a quick free consultation to review what you must do to be appropriately certified.

You can also reach us at info@achievedcompliance.com for more information on this package and our other services.

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