From May 25 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies throughout the EU. Failure to comply with the requirements of the GDPR can lead to high fines. From the Expert Centre Data Security Kiwa supports organisations with assessments, audits and certifications.
At a GDPR audit an auditor from Kiwa checks your policy on information security and privacy against the requirements set in the GDPR. We check whether your organisation complies with the requirements of the European privacy legislation and whether you have structured your policies and processes in a way future compliance is assured.
DPIA, DPO and conformity
Kiwa will, among other things, review processes and policies relating to data protection. This way it is checked whether you have carried out a data protection impact assessment (DPIA) and what the resulting measures (and their effectiveness) are. Attention is also paid to the efficiency of information processing, the responsibilities of relevant officers within the organisation (including the data protection officer, DPO) and the technical and physical security measures taken.
Based on the findings of the audit, Kiwa prepares a report explaining the various assessment components. If this proves that you meet the GDPR requirements you will receive the GDPR certificate. This demonstrates you take the privacy of employees and other stakeholders seriously and distinguishes your organisation from competitors. GDPR certification is a perfect basis for further certification according to standards as ISO 27001. Vice versa, organisations that already fully comply with the GDPR can derive added value from an ISO 27001 certificate
Kiwa has years of experience in the field of certifying companies for, among other things, information security. We have experts who have experience with certification processes in the most diverse sectors. Kiwa’s experts will gladly tell you what a certification process and GDPR audit in your organisation looks like and what is involved. Would you like to know more about GDPR certification by Kiwa? Fill in the contact form on the right and we will contact you as soon as possible!