ISO/IEC 27701 - Privacy Information Management System

What is ISO/IEC 27701?

ISO/IEC 27701 is a standard that outlines requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS). This standard aims to help organizations manage and protect personal information by providing a framework that aligns with relevant privacy laws and regulations. The Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) established by ISO 27701 emerges as a pivotal framework for organizations striving to uphold privacy in an increasingly data-centric world. ISO 27701 extends the foundation of ISO 27001 to specifically address privacy concerns, offering a structured approach to manage personal information. 

By seamlessly integrating with ISO 27001, ISO 27701 aligns information security and privacy management, providing a holistic view of data protection. This systematic framework enables organizations to identify and mitigate privacy risks, ensuring compliance with evolving privacy regulations. 

The advantages of ISO 27701 are multifaceted, encompassing enhanced data governance, increased stakeholder trust, and a competitive edge in a landscape where privacy is a paramount concern. 

By demonstrating a commitment to responsible data handling, organizations leveraging ISO 27701 not only bolster their reputations but also open doors to new opportunities, navigating the intricate balance between innovation and privacy with resilience and integrity. In essence, ISO 27701 and its PIMS constitute a strategic imperative, empowering organizations to navigate the complexities of the privacy landscape while fostering a culture of trust and responsible data stewardship.

How can we help y​ou?

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GAP assessment

Evaluation of organization's current information security and privacy practices against the requirements outlined in the standard in order to identify the gaps or areas where the current practices fall short of the standard's requirements

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Implementation is a strategic process that organizations undertake to protect their information security and privacy practices with the goal to safeguard sensitive information, ensuring its confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

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Training and education

With training and education we ensure that personnel at all levels within an organization understand their roles and responsibilities regarding information security and privacy.

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Help you with ongoing activities and processes that organization need to put in place to ensure the continual effectiveness, relevance and improvement of the system in accordance with the standard.

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Certification support

We can help you with selection of certification body, support for certification applications, support during the audit and findings analysis and proposal of remediation.

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Internal audit

Internal audits help organizations assess the performance and compliance of their information security and privacy processes, identify areas for improvement and ensure ongoing conformity with standard requirements