GDPR Certifications and Codes of Conduct Tracker

    Europe

    GDPR Certifications and Codes of Conduct Tracker

    Certification schemes and Codes of conduct are established under the GDPR as an accountability element to demonstrate the organizations’ compliance with privacy laws and to facilitate data transfers or vendor management. Our team of international privacy law experts index and track Certification schemes and Codes of Conduct from across European Data Protection Authorities. Learn more below.

     

    Last Updated: July 30, 2019


  • Certifications

    Certification schemes exist to encourage and demonstrate compliance with data protection standards. GDPR Article 43 sets the criteria and procedure for accrediting certification bodies. Article 43(1) requires the Member States to ‘ensure’ that certification bodies are accredited by a supervisory authority.

  • Codes of Conduct

    The GDPR Art. 40 recommends for organizations to use Codes of Conduct as a voluntary tool for proper and effective GDPR application. Codes of conduct should be tailored to reflect the specific needs of various sectors and sizes of organizations. Trade associations or bodies representing a sector can create codes of conduct to help their sector comply with the GDPR in an efficient and cost-effective way. Furthermore, Codes of Conduct are strong accountability and compliance indicator towards the regulator, public, and business partners.

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