ISO/IEC 27701 - Personal Information Management System (PIMS)

ISO/IEC 27701 standard is published in August 2019, and it is the first international standard that deals with privacy information management. The standard will assist organizations to establish, maintain and continually improve a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) by enhancing the existing ISMS, based on the requirements of the ISO/IEC 27001 and guidance of ISO/IEC 27002. It can be used by all types of organizations irrespective of their size, complexity or the country they operate.

The exponential growth of the collection of personal information and the increasing of data processing has led to privacy concerns. Hence, implementing a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) in compliance with the requirements and guidance of the ISO/IEC 27701 will enable organizations to assess, treat, and reduce risks associate with the collection, maintenance and processing of personal information.

ISO/IEC 27701 extends your security efforts to cover privacy management if you have already implemented ISO 27001, including processing of PII to demonstrate compliance with data protection regulations. The standard can be mapped into privacy and frameworks defined in ISO/IEC 29100, ISO/IEC 27018, ISO/IEC 29151 and GDPR. The framework provides a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining and improving an information security management system.

ISO/IEC 27701 - Benefits

  • Builds trust in your company‚Äôs brand and ability to manage personal information and employees
  • Improves internal competence, while clarifying the roles and responsibilities within your organization.
  • Build a clear set of roles and responsibilities for PII controllers and PII processors holding responsibility and accountability for personal data processing.
  • Facilitates agreements with business partners where the processing of PII is mutually relevant.
  • Integrates easily with ISO/IEC 27001, supports in compliance with GDPR and other applicable privacy regulation.
  • Helps to strengthen relationships with existing customers and stakeholders, proving your seriousness of information privacy.
  • Minimise any risk of disruptions of crucial processes and financial losses in association with a breach.

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