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Press Release

OneNeck IT Solutions is compliant with EU–U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

The framework focuses on the collection, use and retention of personal data received from the European Union.

June 19, 2019

OneNeck® IT Solutions announces the company has certified compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The Privacy Shield Framework, as determined by the U.S. Department of Commerce in consultation with the European Commission, is based on a set of robust and enforceable protections for the personal data of EU individuals. It requires compliance with a set of principles designed to improve transparency regarding how participating companies use personal data. In addition, it leverages strong U.S. government oversight and increased cooperation with EU data protection authorities.

OneNeck’s Privacy Shield self-certification, in compliance with rules set by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission, was renewed on May 1, 2019. Earning EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework compliance helps ensure OneNeck has the ongoing opportunity to provide cloud computing services to customers with European operations.

“EU-U.S. Privacy Shield compliance demonstrates to our customers that the safety of their customer’s data is our top priority,” stated Katie McCullough, Chief Information Security Officer at OneNeck. “In fact, we proactively seek out this compliance for the sake of our U.S.-based customers who have operations in Europe. It’s an extra level of validation that demonstrates we have the security in place to protect their business from unauthorized use. It also affirms we adhere to Fair Information Practice Principles, which safeguard the collection and use of personal information.”

Completion of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework follows previous OneNeck announcements noting completion of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, SSAE 18 examinations, PCI DSS validation and HIPAA and HITECH examinations.

OneNeck manages and operates top-tier data centers along with a full suite of hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, enterprise application management, professional services and IT hardware. For more information, visit oneneck.com.

For more information contact: Cindy Tomlinson, Associate Manager - Public Relations | OneNeck IT Solutions | 608-664-4471 | cindy.tomlinson@oneneck.com

OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., employs nearly 550 people throughout the U.S. The company offers hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, enterprise application management, advanced IT services, hardware and local connectivity via top-tier data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon and Wisconsin. OneNeck's team of technology professionals manage secure, world-class, hybrid IT infrastructures and applications for businesses around the country. Visit oneneck.com.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services. TDS has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC and TDS Broadband Service. Recently, TDS has been named to three Forbes lists: America’s Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs 9,400 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

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