Workable and the EU Data Protection Directive
In October 2015 the Court of Justice of the European Union invalidated the US-EU Safe Harbor agreement. Safe Harbor was the agreement that governed the way US companies handled personal information from, and on behalf of, their European customers.
Workable is a UK registered company with a subsidiary in the US; we take security and data protection very seriously. As a result of this ruling, we’ve updated the steps we take to comply with both EU and US laws. These steps are outlined below:
- Workable is a UK registered company with a subsidiary in the US
- Workable customer data is stored with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the US
- Workable and AWS have signed a Data Processing Agreement that incorporates a model clauses contract. This contract includes a standard set of provisions defined and approved by the European Commission to ensure that your personal data can be transferred securely by Workable in Europe to AWS in the US.
- In addition, Workable’s US subsidiary has signed a model clauses contract with Workable’s UK entity, allowing data to pass with full protection between Europe and the US.
This means that Workable can transfer personal data to the United States, in compliance with the Data Protection directive of the EU.