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U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework Documents
The documents listed and published below constitute the "safe harbor" privacy framework that the U.S. Department of Commerce has negotiated with the Confederation of Switzerland.
The U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework is set forth in a set of 7 privacy principles, 15 frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs), the exchange of letters between the Department and the Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner (FDPIC) of Switzerland, and letters from the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Transportation on their enforcement powers.
I. U.S. DOCUMENTS – December 2008 - February 2009
C. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
F. Department of Commerce Memorandum on Damages for Breaches of Privacy, Legal Authorizations and Mergers & Takeovers in U.S. Law
G. Letter from the Federal Trade Commission (PDF) concerning its jurisdiction over consumer privacy issues.
H. Letter from the Department of Transportation (PDF) concerning its authority in protecting the privacy of consumers with respect to information provided to airlines.
II. SWISS DOCUMENTS – December 2008