Finally—The First Generic Certification Scheme to Address GDPR Art 42 Approved by the EDPB (S22b)
While there have been several usually very local and very narrow schemes approved by local Data protection authorities, the EuroPrivacy scheme has been only approved by the EDPB in October 2022. GDPR Art42 says that the establishment of data protection certification mechanisms and of data protection seals and marks, for the purpose of demonstrating compliance with this Regulation of processing operations by controllers and processors shall be encouraged by the Member States, the supervisory authorities, the Board and the Commission. The EuroPrivacy certification provides a framework for the certification of Processes and therefore potentially products (e.g. software) and thus provide a significant layer of assurance of compliance. This talk will provide a very brief overview of the scheme as well as share the experience of the first certification projects.