How can a company increase the trust and confidence of its customers and all stakeholders and demonstrate a high level of personal data protection?
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Article 42 permits certification via an approved certification scheme. Official certification in accordance with the rules set out in GDPR Art. 42 provides a new possibility for data controllers to reduce their risks and to demonstrate the importance they place in compliance and on their partners’ personal data.
It is important to consider what are the requirements of the “official” GDPR certification in accordance with GDPR Articles 42 and 43
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:
The Europrivacy certification scheme has been developed through Horizon 2020, the European research programme co-financed by the European Commission and Switzerland. It is the first certification scheme submitted by a national regulator to the EDPB (as part of the EU approval process) as a European certification scheme under Article 42 of the GDPR.
Europrivacy is an international trademark registered in several jurisdictions.
Partner, Risk Assurance Leader, PwC Slovakia
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Senior Manager, PwC Slovakia
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