Despite the fact that European data protection laws safeguarding personal data data have been in place for over four years, the ambiguity of official advice means that businesses and consumers still do not fully grasp how to comply with them.
On 10 October, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB), which is in charge of enforcing data privacy legislation in the EU, approved a GDPR certification system - namely Europrivacy.
This new certification mechanism makes it easier for citizens and corporations to understand how to comply with data privacy requirements, and to avoid fines and other penalties.
Read more about this story on the European Commission website.
Europrivacy is the first certification mechanism that businesses can use to demonstrate adherence to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - a significant step forward in ensuring compliance with the European Union's ground-breaking privacy protection framework.
The certification scheme can help organizations and services improve the perceived value and reliability of their offerings. With Europrivacy, they can:
Europrivacy is more than a certification - it prioritizes compliance over competitive advantages.
The certification scheme was created by researchers as part of Europe's Horizon 2020 research program. It resulted in a set of characteristics that highlight the company's innovative nature, namely:
Customer retention is an important component of any business strategy.
Personal data is used by businesses across all industries to improve communication and customer relationships. The need to protect personal data prompted the European Union to implement GDPR, which then required the need for a certification mechanism that represents compliance with GDPR.
TWIPLA is a GDPR-compliant website intelligence platform. Privacy by design ensures that it meets the requirements of this strict data privacy law, and can be used without creating data privacy compliance work.
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