Technomedia-Hodes iQ Attains Safe Harbor Certification »

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 11, 2012 – Technomedia-Hodes iQ, a leading provider of Talent Management Solutions, today announced it has received Safe Harbor certification. Safe Harbor certification constitutes adherence with the data privacy policies that meet specific guidelines, which are intended to address data privacy protection issues between the United States and European Union.

Developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, in consultation with the European Commission, Safe Harbor bridges the different data privacy approaches between the U.S. and European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection. In order to gain Safe Harbor certification, a company must comply with the seven Safe Harbor principles, which cover notice, choice, transfers to third parties, access, security, data integrity and enforcement.

Dwaine Maltais, Executive Vice President of Technomedia-Hodes iQ, said, “Our clients have entrusted their business-critical data to us. We take their confidence very seriously and work hard to continually demonstrate our commitment to data protection. Our latest certification is particularly noteworthy to our multinational customers who need cross-border assurance that their talent management data will be compliant with local data privacy requirements.”

Technomedia-Hodes iQ obtained ISO 9001: 2008 certification in 2004 for the implementation of its quality management system. Since then, the Company has also obtained ISO 27001 certification, the only internationally accepted security standard that requires companies to demonstrate that they have undertaken a systematic approach to managing sensitive corporate information and ensuring data security.

Maltais concluded, “Technomedia-Hodes iQ places significant importance on data confidentiality. We proactively conduct routine security audits as well as seek relevant certifications such as Safe Harbor that demonstrate our alignment with responsible privacy practices.”

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