ISO/IEC 27701:2019 is a Data Privacy Extension. This newly released information security standard offers recommendations to businesses wishing to implement systems that will help them comply with The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and other data protection regulations. ISO/IEC 27701:2019, often known as a PIMS (Privacy Information Management System), is a framework for managing data privacy for Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Controllers and Processors. Personal information management systems and privacy information management systems are two terms that are used interchangeably.
By strengthening an existing Information Security Management System, decreases the danger to individuals’ and the organisations’ privacy rights. This standard is a wonderful method to show customers, external stakeholders, and internal stakeholders that you have strong mechanisms in place to support GDPR and other privacy regulation compliance.
Organisations seeking ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification to comply with GDPR must either have an existing ISO/IEC 27701:2019 certification or apply both ISO 27001 and ISO/IEC 27701:2019 as a single implementation audit. ISO/IEC 27701:2019 is a natural extension of ISO/IEC 27701:2019’s criteria and advice.
The ISO/IEC 27701:2019 standard establishes a framework for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) that ensures data confidentiality, integrity, and availability while also adhering to legal requirements. To date, more than 60 000 organisations around the world are certified to ISO/IEC 27701:2019, demonstrating that certification is an important aspect of securing your most valuable assets.
A convincing justification for adopting ISO/IEC 27001:2013 and ISO/IEC 27701:2019 is the extensive overlap in the system and technical requirements between a privacy information management system and an information security system. The international recognition of an ISO standard backs this up.
ISO/IEC 27701:2019 Benefits
ISO/IEC 27701:2019 can assist your organisation in the following ways:
- Compliance with GDPR.
- Increases the company’s trustworthiness. It lowers the chance of data subjects’ privacy rights being violated and enables for better privacy control management.
- IT management.
- Enhances security against data leaks. Security events and their impact can be reduced, as well as any damage to a company’s reputation.
- Keeping personal data safe.
- Gaining the trust of customers.
- Increasing the level of customer satisfaction.
- Maintaining the reputation of the organisation.
Differences between ISO 27001 AND ISO/IEC 27701:2019
In the same way that ISO/IEC 27001:2013 is the “gold standard” for information security management, ISO/IEC 27701:2019 is expected to be the go-to standard for GDPR compliance.
It is GDPR-compliant, but it also allows enterprises to include additional privacy laws, rules, and standards. As a result, it’s a reliable alternative for businesses of all sizes and industries wishing to demonstrate compliance with GDPR’s “accountability” principle which requires you to be accountable for your actions with personal data and how you adhere to the other principles.
How to get Certified to ISO/IEC 27701:2019
Thereafter, the privacy information management system must be documented. ISO/IEC 27701:2019 is very useful for organisations that are unsure about their GDPR compliance because it provides explicit guidelines for how to comply with the legislation.
In addition to your ISO/IEC 27001:2013 evaluation, WWISE can assess your ISO/IEC 27701:2019 compliance. We will ensure that our approach is consistent with industry standards, focusing on a single system that supports information security and personal data management.
IS ISO/IEC 27701:2019 Certification right for me?
This standard is required by all companies that handle Personally Identifiable Information (PII) around the world. It establishes a framework for managing and processing data while maintaining privacy. ISO/IEC 27701:2019 improves an existing information security management system by addressing privacy standards and establishes the processes and infrastructure needed to facilitate compliance with legislation, such as GDPR.
GDPR are currently in effect. In today’s digital-first world, the EU’s ground-breaking legislation has brought broad changes to data privacy rights, specifically who “owns” data, who controls it, and who has the last say in its uses and transactions, since its adoption in May 2018.
Organisations can assess, react, and eliminate risks associated with the collection, management, and processing of personal information by implementing a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) that complies with ISO/IEC 27701:2019 criteria. Although certification to ISO/IEC 27701:2019 does not guarantee legal compliance with GDPR, it does give a useful foundation for any organisation to use in their attempts to comply with the law.
This is for organisations who want to implement a Privacy Information Management System that isn’t based on ISO/IEC 27001:2013.
How can we assist your organisation?
We can help you prepare for the implementation of ISO/IEC 27701:2019 in your company. Contact WWISE today at 08610 99473 or 021 525 9159 for more information on how we can help.