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Northern Light SinglePoint Receives EU-US Privacy Shield Certification

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Northern Light SinglePoint Receives EU-US Privacy Shield Certification

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BOSTON, Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Light® today announced it has secured EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework certification from the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The certification assures Northern Light SinglePoint™ customers of compliance with the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679, the new law regulating how companies protect EU citizens' personal data, when transferring personal data from the EU to the United States.

SinglePoint is an AI-powered enterprise portal platform optimized for market research and competitive intelligence, designed to serve complex, global organizations.

"As a practical matter, this doesn't change anything for our customers," C. David Seuss, Northern Light's CEO, said, "because they and we have always protected the employee information we store, and have never misused it, misappropriated it, or lost it. You might say that by the simple act of doing the right thing all along, not because it was a law but because it was the right thing, we have collectively made ourselves GDPR-ready."

Personal data is collected in SinglePoint implementations because Northern Light clients want to know which employees are using the portal, what documents they viewed, and what dashboards they looked at.  Hence, the GDPR is relevant to Northern Light and its customers.

"Northern Light's enterprise security measures have always followed industry best practices," Seuss said.  "Accordingly, our network is and always has been a fortress; now it's a GDPR-compliant one."

About Northern Light
Northern Light has been providing knowledge management platforms for competitive intelligence and market research insights to global enterprises since 1996.  The company pioneered the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence for the automated analysis and extraction of meaning from large collections of market research and competitive intelligence. Northern Light's current clients include seven of Boston Consulting Group's 50 "Most Innovative Companies" of 2018, and Fortune 1000 leaders across multiple industries such as information technology, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and life sciences. Northern Light has over 250,000 users of its strategic research portals.  Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Northern Light has unique content aggregation partnerships with more than 150 of the world's leading syndicated technology and industry research publishers, aggregates business and technology news from over 6,500 news sources, and is a charter member of the Center for Complex Systems and Enterprises at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

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