Force 5 re-affirms Safe Harbor Certification for Third Year

South Bend, IN , December 28, 2010– Force 5, a brand development and marketing communications firm located in South Bend, IN, today announced that its Privacy Policy has been certified for compliance for the third year with the Safe Harbor Principles of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

In October 1998, the European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection went into effect. This directive prohibits the transfer of personal data to non-European Union nations that do not meet the European “adequacy” standard for privacy protection. To provide a streamlined means for U.S. companies to comply with the Directive, the U.S. Department of Commerce, in consultation with the European Commission, developed the Safe Harbor principles. Approved by the EU in 2000, Safe Harbor provides a framework for U.S. companies to ensure compliance and avoid experiencing interruptions in their business dealings with the EU.

David Morgan, Vice President at Force 5 stated that Force 5 conforms to all Safe Harbor principles.  “Force 5’s compliance with the Safe Harbor principles shows its dedication to its global clients”, he said. “As the processor of personal information from around the globe, our adherence to Government safe harbor practices gives our clients peace of mind regarding our data collection and protection policies.  We are pleased to be one of only 35 companies in the state that have completed this certification process.”

Force 5’s Safe Harbor Privacy Policy is now officially registered with the U.S. Department of Commerce, and is publicly accessible on the company’s website here:

More information on Safe Harbor can be found here:

About Force 5

Located in South Bend, In, Force 5 is a next generation brand development and marketing communications firm-the only one of its kind in the region. The principals are certified brand strategists, two of only a handful in the country, and they have an experienced and certified account, project management, and technical staff.  For more information, please visit our website at