GDPR Certification: EY Law France launches a partnership with Europrivacy TM/®
EY Société d’Avocats has been officially recognized by the ECCP as official EuroprivacyTM/® partner. We strongly support certification as a powerful tool to demonstrate GDPR compliance, easier and is proud to act as an official partner of Europrivacy in order to assist organizations in the preparation of the Europrivacy Certification Scheme.
Certification under the GDPR and what are the benefits?
The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/279, ‘the GDPR’) refers to certification to demonstrate compliance of processing activities with the GDPR. Such mechanism is also helpful when selecting new business partners/ providers acting as data processors with an adequate level of data protection and is a factor that supervisory authorities must consider as a mitigating factor when deciding to impose an administrative fine and when deciding the amount of the fine.
Such certification mechanism aims to provide a variety of benefits to organizations: a systematic check and demonstration of GDPR compliance, mitigation against legal, financial and reputational risks caused by non-compliance, increased stakeholders’ confidence in the organization.
Why choose the EuroprivacyTM/® Certification Scheme?
The “Europrivacy Certification Scheme” has been developed through the H2020 European research program (financed by the European Commission) to address the GDPR requirements and to serve as official data protection certification mechanism as defined under Article 42 of the GDPR. It has been developed in close collaboration with national supervisory authorities. It is managed and continuously updated by the European Centre for Certification and Privacy (ECCP) in Luxembourg and its International Board of Experts in data protection to prevent any gap with the evolution of the regulations and jurisprudence.
Europrivacy leverages ISO standards and is aligned with the GDPR and the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) requirements. It has been researched and designed to deliver highly reliable GDPR certifications. It is applicable to all sorts of data processing, by taking into account domain and technology specific data protection requirements, including with emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and Internet of Things. Europrivacy is also extensible to complementary national obligations. It provides a reliable solution to reduce legal and financial risks relating to GDPR non-compliance, and to demonstrate compliance with the GDPR.
“Europrivacy Certification Scheme” as the first data protection certification mechanism
Europrivacy is the first data protection certification mechanism to have been proposed by a European national supervisory authority (Luxembourg) to the EDPB for being endorsed as European Data Protection Seal in accordance with Article 42, paragraph 5, of the GDPR. Europrivacy is supported by a global ecosystem of highly qualified partners, including inter alia the world leader in consulting services, represented by EY Société d’Avocats, selected partners in certification services, as well as solution providers to prepare and document the compliance of data processing activities with Europrivacy criteria. Europrivacy enables organizations to demonstrate their data protection compliance and to front-run GDPR certification.
EY Société d’Avocats partner of your certification through the “Europrivacy Welcome Pack Offer”
EY Société d’Avocats is a global law firm having the largest team in France specialized in data protection with by two Partners and twenty qualified Attorneys-at-Law. EY Société d’Avocats has been a market leader in the privacy field to assist organizations in the audit, development and implementation of their data protection compliance program for over a decade. EY Société d’Avocats is member of EY Law network having local law firms in 85 countries in the world working closely with privacy and cybersecurity consultants to cover IT related topics.
EY Société d’Avocats has been officially recognized by the ECCP as official Europrivacy partner. We strongly support certification as a powerful tool to demonstrate GDPR compliance, easier and is proud to act as an official partner of Europrivacy in order to assist organizations in the preparation of the Europrivacy Certification Scheme. We offer to select and prepare an initial set of data processing activities for Europrivacy certification complemented by a certification plan identifying which remaining data processing should be certified and in what order of priority. This certification package completes the list of extensive legal data protection services already offered to its clients by EY Société d’Avocats in France as leading firm in this sector. To have a look at the range of offers and legal services provided in data protection law by EY Société d’Avocats in France click here
EY Société d’Avocats in France will be more than happy to provide you with more details regarding its « Europrivacy Welcome Pack Offer » and support your organization in the certification of your data processing activities.
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