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October 09, 2013 09:52 ET

Online Tech Adds Safe Harbor Certification to Long List of Compliance Standards

Data Hosting Company 'Expands Compliance Umbrella' by Meeting Personal Data and Privacy Protection Standards of European Union

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwired - October 09, 2013) - Online Tech, an industry leader in secure and compliant data hosting, recently obtained Safe Harbor Certification from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the latest in a long list of achieved national compliance standards.

The Safe Harbor Certification recognizes US companies that have more than adequately satisfied the rigorous personal data and privacy protection standards and policies of European Union member countries and Switzerland.

The U.S. Department of Commerce developed the framework to meet the EU's parameters for the transfer of data to non-EU countries. Because the US and EU take different approaches to privacy protection, "Safe Harbor" was developed to bridge the differences and streamline the ability for US organizations to comply.

"This expands our compliance umbrella and allows us to serve clients requiring Safe Harbor Certification," said Online Tech Director of Operations Jason Yaeger. "We are always looking at different compliance certifications that would help our clients and making sure we stay up-to-date on the latest revisions from PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX and others. Safe Harbor Certification fits well with our core focus on security and compliance."

With the certification, Online Tech adds Safe Harbor to other annual, independent audit reports it undergoes. The Midwest data center operator offers PCI compliant hosting for e-commerce companies that need to protect customer credit cardholder data, HIPAA compliant hosting for healthcare and software companies that need to protect patient health information, and SOX compliant hosting for publicly traded companies that need to meet the financial regulations of Sarbanes-Oxley. The company is also SOC 2 compliant, which confirms it has the best internal practices in place to verify security, availability and privacy in a data hosting environment.

About Online Tech
Online Tech leads in secure, compliant, enterprise-class hosting services. Online Tech's Midwest data centers protect mission critical applications to ensure they are always available, secure, and comply with government & industry regulations. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SOC 2, and Safe Harbor audits, Online Tech delivers exceptional experiences for companies in need of a strategic hosting partner. For more information, call (877)740-5028, email or visit

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