Security and Privacy



Planet Data holds a SSAE16 Type II (Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16) certification, awarded by the American Institute of certified public accountants (AICPA).

To achieve the SSAE 16 Type II certification Planet Data was reviewed by audit, risk, and control oriented professionals who have experience in accounting, auditing, and information security. These credentials, and independent validation from the AICPA, demonstrate that Planet Data is committed to providing clients the utmost assurance that their data is secure. Planet Data has been SAS70 II certified since 2009.

The SSAE 16 Type II certification is not a standard or common certification in the eDiscovery industry. The certification is proof of our commitment to go beyond industry standards to provide the best security and services for clients.

To achieve the SSAE 16 Type II status we have been thoroughly evaluated and audited by an independent party, the AICPA. With this certification, and independent validation, clients are completely assured of the effectiveness of Planet Data’s internal controls and data security safeguards.

Currently, eDiscovery vendors must contend with immense quantities of client data and they need to be able to prove to clients that they are equipped to manage this information with the correct security measures. As the SSAE 16 Type II certification is independent, third party validation, that requires a thorough and rigorous auditing process it is one of the most effective ways to prove this.

The SSAE 16, which effectively replaces SAS 70, was drafted with the purpose of updating the U.S. service organization reporting standard so that it is in line with the new international service organization reporting standard.

Privacy Shield

Planet Data complies with the Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries. The company has certified that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement.

Planet Data recognizes the importance of privacy to our clients and we strive to safeguard the personal information we collect and use. This Safe Harbor Privacy Policy (“Policy”) sets out the privacy principles that Planet Data follows in relation to any personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States.


Planet Data and members of its senior staff hold several high-level certifications from a number of different sources including Relativity Best in Service, Relativity Certified Administrators, Relativity Certified Sales Professional, IFSCE Certified Computer Examiner, Cellebrite Certified Logical Operator, Certified Physical Analyst and Certified Mobile Examiner.