ISO 27701 – Privacy Information Management Systems

ISO 27701:2019

What is ISO 27701:2019?

ISO 27701:2019 is the first international standard that deals with privacy information management. The standard assists organisations to establish, maintain & improve a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) by enhancing an ISMS based on the requirements of ISO 27001 and guidance of ISO 27002. It can be used by all organisations irrespective of their size, complexity or the countries they operate.

Demonstrate GDPR compliance with ISO 27701 & ISO 27001


Benefits of ISO 27701:

• Understand the Privacy Information Management System implementation process

Acquire the the necessary skills to support an organisation in implementing a Privacy Information Management System in compliance with the ISO 27701

• Support the continuous improvement process of the Privacy Information Management System with organisations

Protect the organisation reputation

Build customer’s trust

Increase transparency of the organisation’s processes and procedures

Maintain the integrity of customer’s and other interested parties’ information

Why is ISO 27701 important for you?

The standard is essential for every organisation that is responsible and accountable for Personally Identifiable Information (PII) as it provides requirements on how to manage, process data and safeguard privacy. It enriches an already implemented ISMS to address privacy concerns properly by assisting the organisation to understand the practical approaches involved in the implementation of an effective management of PII.


ISO 27701 Certification Process:

  • Two-day remote audit (The remote audit is standard and not because of COVID-19)
  • Recommendation for certification
  • Certification and review decision
  • Certification Achieved
Companies have to be certified to ISO 27001 Information Security Management System first before adding ISO 27701 Privacy Information Management standard. The information security management standard valid for three years and is subject to mandatory audits to ensure that you are compliant. At the end of the three years, you will be required to complete a reassessment audit in order to receive the standard for an additional three years. When you becoming certified in ISO 27701, you don’t receive a physical certificate, your ISO 27001 certificate is updated to reflect this.  


*Certification Review & Decision includes; granting, refusing, maintaining, renewing, suspending, restoring or withdrawing certification or expanding or reducing the scope of the certification.


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