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How can your company increase the trust of your customers and the public that it appropriately protects their personal data?
Art. 42 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enables certification bodies to issue certification based on an approved certification mechanism. Official certification under the rules set out in Art. 42 GDPR provides a new option for data controllers to reduce their risks and to demonstrate the importance they place in achieving compliance with the legislation and on their partners’ personal data protection.
An individual (e.g. a data protection officer)?
No, the EDPB in Regulation No. 1/2018 clarifies that certification in accordance with GDPR Articles 42 and 43 does not apply to individuals
A company as a whole?
No, company and management systems as a whole are not eligible to GDPR certification
A Data processing?
Yes, you can certify as many data processing activities as you wish
As a consultant, PwC Slovakia prepares applicants for certification in accordance with the requirements of the Europrivacy certification scheme, and has experts trained in all Europrivacy requirements:
we will examine and review the GDPR compliance of your data processing with the requirements and criteria of the certification scheme;
we will review your existing personal data protection measures;
we will identify specific areas for improvement so that the requirements of the certification scheme are precisely met;
we will assist you with the implementation of the precise requirements of the certification scheme, which are not met;
The Europrivacy certification scheme was developed under the European research programme Horizon 2020, co-financed by the European Commission and Switzerland. It is the first certification scheme approved as a European certification scheme under Art. 42 GDPR.
builds trust – not only with data subjects, but also with partners and stakeholders;
increases the data controller’s reputation on the market;
identifies and mitigates legal and financial risks – thanks to a systematic analysis of deficiencies;
facilitates and reduces the risks with data transfers;
turns compliance costs into a source of value and revenues; and
creates a competitive advantage.
For more information on how GDPR certification can help your organization and how we can assist you in preparing for obtaining a GDPR certification, please contact our team.
Europrivacy is an international trademark registered in several jurisdictions.
Partner, Risk Assurance Leader, PwC Slovakia
Tel: +421 911 964 212
Senior Manager, PwC Slovakia
Tel: +421 915 998 429