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Bentley’s statement regarding Privacy Shield & Cross Border Data Transfers

Note: Bentley does not rely on Privacy Shield for cross-border data transfers. However, we continue to comply with the framework, to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

Bentley has certified with the EU–U.S. Privacy Shield Framework (“Privacy Shield”) as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of “personal data” (as defined under the Privacy Shield principles) transferred from the European Union and the United Kingdom to the United States. Bentley has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement for such personal data. To learn more about the Privacy Shield, view a list of entities who have current certifications under Privacy Shield, or view Bentley’s certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

Bentley acknowledges that Privacy Shield has been invalidated by the European Court of Justice and that talks are ongoing between the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission in relation to resolving this issue.

Bentley understands that some of our accounts and users may have questions about the impact of this decision on their business practices.

Bentley has long offered our accounts a choice of Privacy Shield or Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) for safeguarding cross-border data transfers. Bentley continues to offer the latest version of SCCs to our accounts while closely monitoring guidance from EU data protection authorities, the European Commission, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Bentley is committed to protecting your data as privacy concerns and regulations evolve. To begin the process of executing the latest version of SCCs, please contact your Account Manager.

Please contact Bentley’s Data Protection Officer with further questions or concerns.