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Certification and Benefits

Certification Process

1. Apply

The ISO 31700-1:2023 – Privacy by Design Certification process begins when your organization submits an application which can be sent by request.

2. Assess

Assessment services will be carried out under a separate agreement where the product(s), the service(s), and/or the process(es) being certified will be assessed. A report will be issued based on the assessment methodology developed exclusively for this certification.

3. Certify

After examining the assessment report, we will issue a decision as to whether the certification will be granted. The certified organization will get the certificate and will be listed on our website.

4. Surveillance

Certifications are valid for a three-year period but must be renewed annually. We will remind you in advance of all the details on how to keep your certification up to date.

5. Annual Self-Declaration

An important part of renewing your certification is the annual self-declaration form in which your organization attests if there has been any change which would affect your certification.

6. Renew

If MSECB is satisfied with the annual self-declaration form, and upon the payment of the renewal fee, the ISO 31700-1:2023 – Privacy by Design Certification is renewed for another year.

Once you receive the certification, you can display it on your website and/or product or offering and share your assessment results and certification with your business partners.

Benefits of MSECB Certification

By having an ISO 31700-1:2023 – Privacy by Design Certification from a certification body such as MSECB, your organization will be able to:

  • Ensure compliance by getting ahead of the legislative curve and minimizing non-compliance risks
  • Reduce the likelihood of fines and penalties from authorities as a result of data breaches
  • Maintain best practices with the independent assessment of privacy and security controls
  • Gain competitive advantage and market access with the relevant industry scheme certification
  • Increase customer confidence and trust
  • Gain/increase reputation and respect
  • Continually improve processes and performance
  • Use Privacy by Design to enhance privacy awareness within your organization