ISO/IEC 27701 – Privacy Information Management System

Almost all organizations process personal data, and the amount and types of processed personal data are increasing in volume and complexity, as is the number of situations in which an organization needs to share personal data with other organizations. The protection of privacy in the context of the processing of personal data is a societal necessity as well as a topic of dedicated legislation and regulation around the world.

The Information Security Management System (ISMS) defined in ISO 27001 is designed to allow the addition of sector-specific requirements, without the need to develop a new management system. ISO standards, including sector-specific ones, are designed to be implemented separately or combined with an existing management system.

The ISO 27701 Certification

ISO 27701 certification is an international standard that allows for greater emphasis on information security management system data protection, being an extension of ISO 27001 certification. The certification aims to meet regulations such as the Brazilian LGPD and European GDPR. To achieve ISO 27701 certification, it is necessary to obtain ISO 27001 certification.

Who can be ISO 27701 certified?

The ISO 27701 certification seeks to adapt organizations to controls in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (LGPD) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is globally recognized as the main management tool to assist organizations in protecting data and proving compliance with these regulations.

Benefits of ISO 27701 certification

  • Compliance with international data protection regulations at a global level
  • Implementation of robust controls regarding the protection of private data
  • Increased business opportunities in countries with data protection regulations such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, South Korea and European countries
  • Increased level of trust of business partners with your services and/or products
  • Protection of the company’s reputation for information security and data protection practice

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