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Accellion

October 21, 2015 08:00 ET

Accellion Webinar Series: Navigating EU Safe Harbor Ruling and Data Storage Alternatives

Safe Harbor Ruling Impacts Nearly 4500 Companies Storing European Data in US

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2015) - Accellion, Inc., the leading provider of private cloud solutions for secure file sharing and collaboration that ensure data security and compliance, today announced an upcoming webinar series to discuss alternatives for data storage and management of European customer data in light of the recent rejection of Safe Harbor agreements by the European Court of Justice.

As a result of this ruling, companies who utilize public cloud storage solutions must revisit how they manage, store and use European customer data in order to align with data privacy and sovereignty requirements mandated by the European Union (EU).

"With the looming invalidation of the Safe Harbor agreements, organizations need to find an alternative solution to storing data in Europe and they must do so quickly, efficiently and in compliance with EU standards," commented Alan Pelz-Sharpe, Research Director, Social Business with 451 Research. "But while data sovereignty is the priority, data security and ease of use remain imperatives as well. The ability to deliver all three therefore is a significant undertaking for any business."

This webinar series, featuring Alan Pelz-Sharpe, Research Director, Social Business at 451 Research, Vidhya Ranganathan, Accellion's SVP, Products, and Bob Ertl, Senior Director, Product Management at Accellion, will address how organizations can privately manage and use file sharing services in Europe in order to ensure personal data belonging to European customers remains stored in the EU.

Topics covered will include:

  • What the legal changes mean for companies
  • How to ensure data sovereignty and compliance with EU privacy laws
  • A prescriptive architecture for private cloud deployment

Accellion will be hosting two separate webinars to accommodate European and North American audiences:

  • Wednesday November 4, 2015 at 3PM BST / 4PM CEST
  • Thursday November 5, 2015 at 11AM PDT / 2PM EDT

Online registration for these webinars is now open at: http://www.info.accellion.com/mlp-wbr-safe-harbor-webinar.html

"This is a landmark ruling with technological, legal and diplomatic ramifications," commented Yorgen Edholm, CEO of Accellion. "In order for businesses to comply, we believe they will seek out an on-premise, private cloud solution that alleviates the need for any type of Safe Harbor agreement. Accellion has many customers based in EMEA or global organizations with EMEA offices that already take advantage of our data sovereignty and on-premise, private cloud capabilities. Our customers consider this a key differentiator and we consider it a key tenet to our value proposition."

For more information about how Accellion can help companies respond to the Safe Harbor ruling, please visit: http://www.accellion.com/solutions/safe-harbor.

About Accellion

Accellion, Inc. provides the leading secure content platform that increases enterprise productivity and ensures data security and compliance. More than 12 million users and 2,000 of the world's leading corporations and government agencies use Accellion to enable secure access to enterprise content from any device, thereby increasing business productivity and ensuring enterprise security and compliance. For more information please visit www.accellion.com or call (650) 485-4300. Follow Accellion's Blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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