On the 16th of December NEN, the Royal Netherlands Standardization Institute, has launched the certification scheme for the new ISO 27701 privacy standard. After a successful audit with the Dutch chapter of TÜV NORD GROUP, Zaurus, provider of a video calling solution and digital assistants for healthcare, has officially been certified for this standard. A first for Zaurus, who will not only be one of the first Dutch companies but also the first Dutch video calling provider with this certification.
The ISO 27701 standard
Zaurus was already certified for the ISO 27001 and NEN 7510 standards for information security, which are essential for healthcare. The ISO 27701 is, in many ways, an addition to the ISO 27001 standard. The privacy standard enables an organization to demonstrate that its processes handle privacy well and according to the General Data Protection Regulation. Of course, every organization is expected to work in accordance with the GDPR, but with the ISO 27701 standard this can be tested and demonstrated. As such, the ISO 27701 reinforces and supplements the ISO 27001.
Simultaneously with the launch of the certification scheme, the first certificates were awarded to the participants in the validation audit. This makes Zaurus one of the first Dutch organizations to be certified on this standard according to the certification scheme set up by NEN (in collaboration with TÜV). Niels Greidanus, CEO of Zaurus, and CISO Michelle Spit received the certificate – with due observance of the necessary corona measures – from auditor Nico Nijenhuis of TÜV.
“Our team members already had a high level of awareness of the importance of privacy,” says Greidanus. “Still, it is highly beneficial to be tested by an independent third party. It is a way to confirm to ourselves that we have things in order and also a way to demonstrate to our customers that we handle data with care. We do what we say we do.”
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