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August 20, 2013: Matt Roush reports the largest secure and compliant data center in Michigan continues rapid growth and expands HQ on strong recruitment.
Ann Arbor, Michigan – August 20, 2013 – Online Tech, already the largest secure and compliant data center operator in Michigan, is continuing its recent trend of aggressive growth and has renovated 5,000-square feet of Ann Arbor office space to expand its company headquarters.
Yan Ness, Co-CEO of Online Tech, explains why economic developers see data centers as a supporting entity for their technology corridor.
Yan Ness, Co-CEO of Online Tech, explains the proper distance of data centers and more for disaster recovery sites.
Yan Ness, Co-CEO of Online Tech, discusses some reasons why a small business should partner with a Michigan data center provider.
Yan Ness, Co-CEO of Online Tech, explains how the data center industry has impacted our carbon footprint.
Yan Ness, Co-CEO of Online Tech, explains how data center customers are more focused on using fully managed services and compliant hosting environments rather than managing it themselves.
Yan Ness, Co-CEO of Online Tech, explains how the data center industry will evolve over the next five years and beyond, including cloud computing trends and data center efficiency.
Online Tech complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Online Tech has certified that it adheres to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view Online Tech's certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/
What is the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor law? The U.S.-European Union Safe Harbor Program is a streamlined process for US companies to comply with the EU Data Protection Directive of 1998 on maintaining the privacy and integrity of personal data. Different from HIPAA, PCI and SOX compliance requirements, the Safe Harbor program framework was developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2000 in consultation with the European Commission on Data Protection.
As a secure hosting provider with services such as cloud hosting, colocation and managed servers, we are dedicated to following Safe Harbor principles in order to comply with the data privacy laws for all European nations. Although businesses in Europe and the U.S. both collect and retain personal information about their customers, including social security and credit card numbers, they do have differences in their regulations and policies regarding personal data – Safe Harbor bridges the gap.
Safe Harbor was created to allow businesses to transfer consumer data between the U.S. and the EU, according to SBA.gov, meaning any U.S. businesses that intend to do business with countries in the EU could benefit from meeting compliance (including import, export or consumer data exchange). Benefit meaning, avoid interruptions in business dealings with the EU or “facing prosecution by EU member state authorities under EU member state privacy laws,” according to Export.gov.
With streamlined and cost-effective compliance requirements, the program benefits small and medium enterprises – businesses can even self-certify within the framework provided by the Dept. of Commerce.
There are seven Safe Harbor Privacy Principles, as derived from the Dept. of Commerce:
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