Saratoga Springs, New York, August 2014 – IVR Clinical Concepts Inc., a global provider of IVRS and IWRS solutions and services for clinical applications, received Safe Harbor Certification effective immediately. IVRCC has notified the Department of Commerce of their adherence to the U.S.-EU and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework developed by the Department of Commerce in coordination with the European Commission. The U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework provides guidance for U.S. organizations on how to provide adequate protection for personal data from the European Union, as required by the EU Directive on Data Protection.
“We believe in the importance of high data privacy standards that we practice every day. This certification assures our current and potential clients that IVRCC adheres to the strict data protection requirements as defined by the EU Directive on Data Privacy,” says Nancy Hudak, Business Development Manager. “Compliance to the Safe Harbor Principles can only help solicit and expand our business with the 27 EU members and Switzerland,” she adds.
The European Directive on Data Protection requires that transfers of personal data take place only to non-EU countries that provide an “adequate” level of privacy protection. The United States takes a different approach to data privacy than taken by the European Union. To diminish uncertainties and provide a more predictable framework for personal data transfers from the EU to the U.S., the U.S. Department of Commerce in consultation with the European Commission issued the Safe Harbor Framework in 2000. Certified Organizations must comply with the seven Safe Harbor Principles about Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Access, Security, Data Integrity and Enforcement. For more information please see http://www.export.gov/safeharbor.
About IVR Clinical Concepts Inc. (IVRCC)
IVR Clinical Concepts is a specialty company devoted to developing and implementing cost effective, secure Interactive Voice and Interactive Web Response applications (IVR/IWR) that interface seamlessly with other technologies and provide data collection and reporting tools that enhance comprehensive management of clinical studies. Users, sites and subjects, can enter data using IVR or IWR in the same application, per their needs or preferences. All data entered is then stored within secure IVRCC databases for virtually immediate real-time data reporting and results for pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical device trials. Data collected by our systems can also integrate directly with other eClinical applications for seamless transfer of once-only entered data between two or more electronic systems. IWR applications can be designed to work on Microsoft Windows, Apple and Android devices according to the needs of the study. Applications by voice or web are available in numerous regional languages, as needed. Clients who choose IVR Clinical Concepts for their IVR/IWR solutions are rewarded with flexible data input in globally available applications that put key decision-making information at their fingertips.
THE SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE US PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT 1995: This release may contain forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, projections of future performance of materials and products, containing risks and uncertainties. These statements are subject to change based on known risks and other known and unknown risks and various other factors which could cause the actual results or performance to differ materially from the statements made herein.