The European Data Protection Board(EDPB) has approved the first GDPR compliance certification scheme for use across the European Economic Area. This provides compliance-focused organisations with the opportunity to leverage data protection investments to achieve a competitive advantage.
Mazars is a global implementing partner with Europrivacy. We have the expertise to enable you to demonstrate your commitment to compliance via certification.
GDPR compliance certification scheme background
The GDPR allows for EU-wide certification schemes to demonstrate compliance with the GDPR. The Europrivacy certification is the first one to achieve approval from the EDPB.
Europrivacy has been developed in conjunction with an International Board of Experts in data protection, with the support of partners such as the Istituto Italiano per la Privacy e la Valorizzazione dei Dati (IIP), the SECAN-Lab (University of Luxembourg), and IoT Lab.
It is managed by the European Centre for Certification and Privacy (ECCP) in Luxembourg and maintained by the Board of Experts.
Europrivacy certification demonstrates GDPR compliance for multiple processing activities, including products, processes, services, and data protection management systems.
The benefits of the GDPR compliance certification scheme
Improve customer trust and enable a competitive advantage.
Support interaction with Supervisory Authorities.
Identify and reduce legal and financial risks. The likelihood of a fine will decrease. Certifications are to be acknowledged leading to a reduction in the fine.
Demonstrate GDPR compliance to internal stakeholders such as iNEDs, senior management and Boards through independent third-party assessment.
Enable compliant cross-border transfers under Art. 46(2)(f), ensuring such transfers are lawful.
Recognised by all the Supervisory Authorities across the EEA.
GDPR compliance certification scheme support
Mazars can support you in achieving the benefits by helping you navigate the certification process and close any gaps identified. In supporting you on your compliance journey, we can:
Identify the target or evaluation, and confirm it is acceptable
Carry out a gap analysis
Close any gaps that are identified
Collate and submit the evidence required
Work with the certification body as necessary
Take corrective actions if required
Advise on how to use your certificate.
Consider how certification benefits you, your organisation, and your customers and identify the most relevant processes.
Mazars has partnered with Europrivacy to provide companies with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance certifications. This is the first GDPR certification to be created since the launch of the GDPR four years ago, and has been authorised by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). This certification positions companies as front-runners in data protection with a strong competitive advantage on the market.