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Introducing the ISO27701 Privacy Information Toolkit

CertiKit is proud to announce the launch of a brand-new toolkit: ISO27701 Privacy Information.

The most popular toolkit in our stable for the past decade has been the one covering ISO27001: Information Security.

In recent months, we noticed a rise in comments from customers concerned about Privacy Information – and requesting a new toolkit for the bolt-on Standard of ISO27701.

This outlines a framework for Personally Identifiable Information (PII) controllers and processors to manage privacy controls to reduce the risk to people’s privacy rights.

We listened – and we got to work. Now we are pleased to unveil our 13th toolkit.

Privacy Information is a global issue

CertiKit managing director Ken Holmes explained that privacy continued to be a hot topic worldwide.

He added: “We are delighted to be able to help organizations comply with the ISO27701 privacy standard, which defines an effective framework for compliance.

“All our knowledge and experience of ISO standards and the GDPR have gone into making this toolkit an accurate and useful addition to our toolkit product range.

“As an add-on to the ISO27001 standard, many of our customers have been keenly awaiting our toolkit, so we’re pleased to be able to deliver.”

The ISO27701 Standard for Privacy Information

ISO27701 is one of many standards in the ISO27000 family. Others cover areas such as cloud services, risk management and network security.

Privacy information management systems are covered by ISO27701, which was published in August 2019.

Certification to ISO27701 is not an option on its own – ISO27001 is a necessary prerequisite to it.

Also, there is no obligation to become certified to ISO27701. Many organizations choose to simply use it as a set of good-practice principles.

These will guide them along the way to managing their information privacy risks and achieving compliance with privacy legislation, such as the European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

The CertiKit ISO27701 Toolkit

The toolkit provides an array of useful documents which provide a starting point for the different areas of the standard.

These are in Microsoft Office 2010 format and consist of Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and Project plans.

The documents cover everything you need to help you achieve certification, including a project plan, a thorough look at all parts of the standard, and advice on audits and how to become certified.

How to buy & free implementation guide

Version 1 of the CertiKit ISO27701 Toolkit can be found here. We have also launched the ISO27701 Enhanced Gap Assessment Tool, which can be bought here.

For more details on the standard and how a CertiKit toolkit can assist your compliance project, download our free 33-page implementation guide below.

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