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Europrivacy GDPR Certification

GDPR compliance: Enhance your reputation, reduce risks, and gain market access.

Europrivacy – A GDPR by Design Certification

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a comprehensive data protection and privacy regulation. It incorporates over 70 references to certification as a means to showcase compliance with European regulations in processing activities. This extends to the selection of data processors with an adequate level of data protection and the authorization of cross-border data transfers.

Europrivacy criteria have been approved by the European Data Protection Board to serve as European Data Protection Seal to assess and certify the compliance of all sorts of data processing under the GDPR and complementary national data protection regulations.

Failure to adhere to GDPR standards entails significant legal and financial repercussions, with these risks remaining latent until a company incurs fines, which can amount to up to 4% of its global turnover. Obtaining a GDPR certification mitigates these legal and financial risks, presenting an opportunity for substantial cost savings.  Europrivacy certificates, specifically, underscore your company’s dedication to safeguarding personal data. They position your organization as a trustworthy service provider for customers and a dependable data processor for business partners.

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Audit and Certify Your Conformity in Data Protection with Europrivacy®

Global Compliance Certification (GCC) has been selected and qualified as EuroprivacyTM® official partner by the European Centre for Certification and Privacy.
We support and prepare our clients for certifying the conformity of their data processing activities with
Europrivacy and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in order to:

Identify and Reduce Legal and Financial Risks

through audit and gap analysis

Improve Repuation and Access to Market

through Europrivacy GDPR certification

Build Trust and Confidence

through continuous updates and monitoring

Good Reasons to Choose Europrivacy

Your Smart Journey to GDPR Certification

Global Compliance Certification will drive you to the Europrivacy certification of your data processing activities. We offer you to:

  1. Select 2 priority data processing activities to be certified
  2. Prepare the 2 selected data processing for certification by documenting their
  3. Support remediation in case of residual non-conformities;
  4. Bring the selected processing activities to certification by an independent Certification Body;
  5. Elaborate a certification plan for the remaining priority data processing to be
  6. Give you access to continuous updates on European and national
    requirements related to personal data protection in order to maintain and
    enhance your conformity.

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Reliable Certification Process

The Europrivacy certification scheme, conceived under the European research programme funded by the European Commission, has been strategically developed to address the specific requirements outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Positioned as the official certification scheme under Article 42 of the GDPR, it has been collaboratively shaped in consultation with national supervisory authorities. The European Centre for Certification and Privacy (ECCP) in Luxembourg, along with its International Board of Experts in data protection, manages and consistently updates the Europrivacy certification scheme.

Europrivacy serves as a valuable tool for evaluating and certifying the conformity of data processing activities with the GDPR, in addition to complementary national and domain-specific obligations. Its applicability extends to a diverse range of data processing scenarios, including emerging technologies. The scheme facilitates the documentation, assessment, and certification of conformity, allowing organizations to prioritize data processing activities and progressively certify them as they meet readiness criteria. Aligned with ISO standards, Europrivacy complements management system certifications like ISO/IEC 27001 or 27701. It distinguishes itself as the first scheme proposed by a European national data protection authority and officially endorsed by the EU as the European certification scheme under Article 42 of the GDPR.

The Europrivacy certification is conferred by qualified Certification Bodies possessing the requisite legal and technical expertise. Adhering to the principles of ISO/IEC 17065 and 17021-1, the certification process encompasses various methodologies such as documentation review, sampling analysis, technical tests, inspections, and interviews. The issued certificates are publicly accessible and verifiable through the Europrivacy Registry, which incorporates Blockchain technology to enhance security and authentication.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The GDPR is an updated version of the EU Data Protection Directive, which was created in 1995. This legislation came into effect on 25th May 2018 and aims to protect European Union citizens’ personal data by imposing strict requirements on how this data may be processed.

The GDPR is governed by following key principles: Lawfulness, Fairness, Transparency, Purpose limitation, Data minimization, Accuracy, Storage limitation, Integrity and confidentiality, Accountability. These principles guide how data may be handled to ensure the privacy rights of data subjects. They are frameworks designed to enhance the broader purpose of GDPR.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to individuals over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.

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