What is ISO 27701 certification?
ISO 27701 certification has been introduced to help organisations to protect and manage the control and processing of personal information. In conjunction with ISO 27001, ISO 27701 can be applied to companies of all sizes, in any sector and in any country.
Achieving certification to ISO 27701 provides independent assurance to your existing and potential customers that you have the appropriate data protection controls in place. Staff and regulatory bodies will also know that you are an organisation that meets the highest standards of personal information management, which can also give you a vital edge over your competitors.
How it can make a difference to your organisation
SO/IEC 27701 is a privacy extension to ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management and ISO/IEC 27002 Security Controls.
Provides a best-practice framework for ensuring the appropriate protection and management of personal information.
This international best-practice certification will demonstrate your compliance with recognised privacy regulations around the world.
Builds customer trust
Engages and builds trust with customers with regards to the management of their personal information.
Ensures the selection of adequate and proportionate data protection controls to create a more secure working environment.
For organisations wishing to achieve two or more ISO standards, there are advantages in implementing these standards in parallel.
Our ISO 27701 process
Compare your current processes against industry best practice
We project manage your implementation providing key templates and consultancy support
We will liaise with the external ISO assessors to organise and support you through the certification assessment
Following certification, we will help you to maintain and improve your system to ensure continued compliance
Why choose Teamwork IMS?
Since 2007, Our team has been instilling absolute quality into the processes of a huge range of organisations, from SMEs to large corporates. Our team of professionals including CISSP, PCI Security Standards Council QSA, MBCI, GDPR, IEMA, ESOS and CMIOSH qualified consultants).
Our knowledge and experience across a broad base of management and technical Standards make us uniquely equipped to help organisations to develop a privacy compliance system and integrate with existing management systems to achieve significant savings and efficiencies.
Part of your business
Our success has been firmly based on two key principles: the ability of Teamwork consultants to look beyond the standard in question and identify, define and align with the real business drivers of our customers, and our innate ability to become one with our customer’s own management teams.
We have developed and led UKAS-accredited ISO and other standards-based service improvement programmes for private and public-sector organisations across an international client base.
Have you considered multiple standards?
- Save time and money by implementing standards in parallel
- Create an effective integrated management system and avoid duplication
- Become globally recognised for industry best practices with multiple standards
- Gain a long-term compliance partner with our passionate consultants
- Protect your business from threats by complying with all relevant standards
- Add value to your business and strengthen your sales proposition
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Frequently asked questions
ISO 27701 provides a framework for protecting and managing the control and processing of personal information. For organisations with existing high standards of information security, the effort required to achieve ISO 27701 may be relatively low and the benefits of having a systematic, benchmarked approach to managing sensitive company information will enhance protection from Cyber threats, meet regulatory compliance requirements, and possibly most significantly of all helps build customer trust by demonstrating a commitment to data security. Our Gap Analysis service will help you work out how close you are to achieving ISO certification.
We have a 100% success rate guiding our clients through ISO 27701 certification, however, it’s important to note that the certification that we support you through is carried by an entirely independent, accredited certification body and by its nature is not something we can ever guarantee. We believe this gives you a level of compliance that is second to none.
The time it takes to implement an ISO 27701-compliant PIMS can vary depending on the size and complexity of your organisation, but it typically takes between 6 to 12 months.
The key requirements for ISO 27701 certification include establishing and maintaining a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS), conducting regular risk assessments, implementing appropriate security controls, monitoring and measuring the effectiveness of the PIMS, and undergoing regular internal and external audits.
We can help you at every step of the way, firstly by conducting a gap analysis of your current information security management practices, then by developing a customised implementation plan, providing training and support to your staff, and finally by helping you navigate the certification process.