Who Can Deliver Europrivacy Services?
Europrivacy has been designed to deliver highly reliable and trustable assessments and certifications of compliance with the data protection regulation. In order to this, it relies on a growing ecosystem of qualified partners and experts to support data controllers and processors throughout the certification process.
The list of official partners is available on the Europrivacy website. These partners have been evaluated and selected on the basis of their track record and expertise in data protection. Only the official partners are authorised by ECCP to deliver Europrivacy-related services as a company. This aims at ensuring that the Europrivacy certification is delivered by qualified and reliable service providers.
In addition, individual experts can receive training on the Europrivacy online academy. A person that has completed the online course and passed the exam as implementer is considered as qualified to apply the Europrivacy methodology to document the compliance of data processing activities. A person that has completed the online course and pass the exam as auditor is considered as qualified to apply the Europrivacy methodology to document and audit the compliance of data processing activities.
The Europrivacy Academy focuses on the Europrivacy methodology. Experts shall have a complementary training and qualification with regards to personal data protection regulations. Qualified experts are authorized to highlight and communicate about their expertise as individuals. However, they cannot use it to present a company as qualified partner, as that would be misleading.
In general, we invite data controllers and processors interested in Europrivacy certification to fill the online application form to receive quotes from, and work with official service providers. This aims at delivering a first class journey with qualified partners.
Alternatively, a DPO can also personally prepare the documentation for the certification. This would require to be trained as implementer on the Academy and to subscribe to the community website in order to benefit from a whole set of online resources. In all cases, a certification can only be delivered by qualified and authorized certification bodies.