What is the BC 5701?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) includes that certification is a means for organizations to show that they work according to the GDPR’s requirements regarding processing personal data. BC 5701:2022 is developed to certify organizations for which processing personal data is the subject of the certification.

Why a GDPR certification?

Under the GDPR, organizations responsible for processing personal data have the duty of accountability (GDPR Article 5.2). Certification of the procedures is a way to fulfil the duty of accountability.

BC 5701 Certification

The certification is based on the method of processing personal data. An organization must set up several components to have personal data processing done in line with the GDPR’s requirements. Moreover, certification installs the public’s faith that the organization will fulfil the requirements of BC 5701:2022 – based on the GDPR – for the duration of the certificate’s validity.

How does it work?

BC 5701:2022 is a standard. It contains criteria for demonstrable appropriate interpretation and consistent application of the General Data Protection Regulation when working with personal data.

Development

An official GDPR certification is only a fact after the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) has given a favourable judgment concerning BC 5701:2022 and when Brand Compliance has been accredited as an organization to execute the standard. The application has already been submitted to the DPA.

If you consider an official GDPR certification, we might be an attractive partner for you. We can execute Pre-Audits for the standard. A Pre-Audit will quickly give you an idea of your organization’s readiness to implement BC 5701.