International Medical Group Earns Privacy Shield Certification, Demonstrates Compliance with EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Data Protection Requirements
INDIANAPOLIS (January 10, 2018) — In an increasingly digital world, cybersecurity and data protection are of utmost importance to consumers across the globe.
Accordingly, International Medical Group® (IMG®), an award-winning international medical and travel insurance company, has earned its privacy shield certification, demonstrating compliance with EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. data protection requirements.
These protection requirements — part of the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks — were designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce, European Commission and Swiss Administration to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to ensure the safe transmission of personal data from the European Union and Switzerland to the United States.
“As an international company, we work with members and clients worldwide who put a tremendous amount of trust in us,” said IMG Vice President, General Counsel Adam Hirschfeld. “The privacy shield certification demonstrates our commitment to keeping their data secure and maintaining their trust.”
Although it has always exceeded industry standards in the area of privacy, IMG officially achieved its privacy shield certification on December 5, 2017, and is now authorized to display the EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. privacy shield badge on its website.