Online Tech Adds Safe Harbor Certification to Long List of Compliance Standards: Online Tech, a provider of 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 U.S. 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. 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. More at