SOURCE: Encore Legal Solutions

March 11, 2008 12:00 ET

Encore Legal Solutions Certified as Compliant With Safe Harbor Framework

Certification Ensures Data Can Be Lawfully Transferred From European Union Countries for Electronic Discovery Processing in United States

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Encore Legal Solutions, a Top Ten national provider of electronic discovery and related services, has announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce has certified the company as compliant with the U.S.-European Union safe harbor framework. The safe harbor framework is a set of standards developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission to bridge the gap between the data privacy approaches of the two regions. Compliance with the framework demonstrates that Encore's practices meet European requirements for data privacy protection and will further streamline data transfers between European Union members and the United States.

The European Commission's Directive on Data Protection prohibits the transfer of personal data to non-European nations that do not meet the European "adequacy" standard for privacy protection. Established in 2000 as a solution to the unique approaches to data privacy between the U.S. and E.U., the Safe Harbor framework enables U.S. companies that comply to more efficiently serve the needs of their European clients and minimize delays in the transfer of data that could arise as a result of European privacy laws.

Adherence to the safe harbor framework ensures clients that data can be lawfully transferred from the European Union to the United States for processing in connection with an electronic discovery engagement. "The ongoing trust of our clients is imperative, and we take our commitment to privacy very seriously," said Gregory J. Mazares, Encore's president and CEO. "As we wish to further establish our global presence and capabilities, the Safe Harbor Framework certification allows us to better serve our clients, on a timely basis, both in and outside of the United States."

Organizations that participate in the Safe Harbor program must adhere to a privacy policy that meets the safe harbor framework and publicly declare that they do so. More information about the Safe Harbor program is available at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/sh_overview.html.

About Encore Legal Solutions

Through a combination of knowledge, technology and process, Encore Legal Solutions provides a broad range of discovery solutions to major law firms and corporate legal departments across the U.S. According to independent surveys in 2006 and 2007, Encore is ranked as one of the leading providers of electronic data discovery and related services, including Web hosting, data forensics, imaging, coding and reprographics. For more information, please visit www.encorelegal.com.

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