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Luxembourg Becomes First Country to Introduce an Official GDPR Certificate

Luxembourg Becomes First Country to Introduce an Official GDPR Certificate

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What's New?

Luxembourg becomes the first country to introduce a certification mechanism according to the GDPR criteria.

I know what you're thinking "wait, didn't Privasee introduce a GDPR certificate already for their customers?" - in short, yes. But that's great for news for us and our customers. Luxembourg have taken the first steps to introduce GDPR certificates for specific processing operations and we think this is a fantastic step in the right direction.

The announcement came from The National Data Protection Commission (CNPD- they have adopted the certification mechanism GDPR-CARPA on 13th May 2022. GDPR-CARPA is the first certification to be adopted on a national / international level under the GDPR

Whats the actual Certification Criteria?

In Luxembourg the CNPD will accredit the entities that will issue the GDPR certification. The criteria is based on ISAE 3000 (audit), ISCQ1 (quality control of auditing organizations) and ISO 17065 (licensing of certification entities). These accreditations will be done by professional auditors. It will be based on a ISAE 3000 Type 2 report that allows for the issuing of an opinion on the correct implementation of the control mechanism while the auditor is formally held responsible.

What Can We Expect in the Future?

We made the prediction that this would happen some time ago and our customers have been using our in-house GDPR certificates with great success on their company websites,. We predict more countries will follow suit and roll our similar schemes with GDPR certification for specific operations and that it will eventually filter down to broader applications.

So What do I Need to Do?

If you're an SME and want to get ahead of your competition and get your business certified ahead of time you can do so here.

If you are based in Luxembourg and would like to find out more about the certification you can read about it in this PDF from EDPB. If none of this makes sense to you and you'd like assistance or clarity on how your business can get certified, regardless of location, please reach out to us and we'll be happy to help.

July 28, 2022

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to connect all my tools and third parties?

We never have access to any of your data, our platform is able to scan each tool and provide recommendations without needing to access any of the data within those tools.  There's no need for your dev' team to do anything, there are no security risks, just tell us the tools you use and we will do the rest.

What is the scope of my privacy policy?

Our policies are not just about my website or service. Once set up, our platform will help you map-out internal and external processes, such as HR, finance, and more!

Do I need to replace my current policy for the privacy portal?

We recommend replacing your current policy with our policy, this way you’ll remain compliant as your business changes and as the laws update.

Do I need help filling out my details?

Setting up is easy, just follow the on-screen commands and go through a few short steps to add your tools. You don't need any technical ability, anything you don't know the answer to you can ask us via our live chat or add later.

Why can’t I just use a template and add it to my website myself?

A template will not be applicable to your particular business as there are many things to consider for each tool you use. Also the template will not automatically update when changes happen in your business and when changes to GDPR laws are released. This can leave you vulnerable to breaking GDPR laws.

What if you don’t have the tools and third parties that I have?

We have a huge selection of tools pre-loaded and anything you don't see you can add directly from the platform as well as mapping data for any custom software you may use.

Which plan should I choose?

Our Essential Plan is perfect for people just getting started, small businesses, self-employed people and early stage companies. It allows you to get set up and start making your site GDPR compliant. You can move to our pro plan when you grow and your needs become more complex.

Our Pro Plan is aimed at SMEs and is our most popular plan as it includes everything you'll need such as a cookie banner, multiple languages as well as dedicated support.

Our Agency Plan is aimed at businesses that operate with clients needing GDPR solutions. The plan allows you to onboard clients as well as benefit from the Pro Plan for your own site.

Our Enterprise Plan is our most customisable and inclusive plan aimed at large, corporate businesses. We will essentially build you a bespoke plan with full maintenance support, onboarding classes and full company-wide access.

Feel free to get in touch to discuss our GDPR Compliance Software solution.

How easy is it to set up?

Signing up is super easy. The platform will ask you a few basic questions and then you can add your tools - don't worry if you don't know them all, you can come back and add tools at any point. The platform will then generate you the correct privacy policy based on your information, you can there share it directly on your site. That's it!

What size companies is Privasee aimed at?

Privasee has a plan for smaller companies as well as larger enterprise companies. For companies small to medium you can signup directly. For bigger enterprise companies get in touch with your requirements and our team will build you a bespoke plan.

I already have a privacy policy, do I need Privasee?

You have a legal responsibility to keep your policy up to date with every change in legal requirements for every tool you have. With Privasee you are always covered.

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