The EU GDPR Institute code-of-conduct (certification mechanism) provides a platform for data controllers and processors to ensure a structured and efficient means for GDPR compliance.
There is significant administrative and documentation burden to establish and maintain compliance with a code of conduct or earning certification status.
  • These costs can be offset by reducing audit costs and automation
  • Certification can serve as marketing tools, allowing data subjects to choose controllers signalling GDRP compliance
  • They also will likely play a significant role in facilitating cross-border data transfers.
The EU GDPR Institute Certification mechanisms can create business opportunities for new third-party administrators and programs as effective means for determining binding promises by controllers and processors

The advantages of an EU GDPR Certification are; (CADET)

  • Controls for the exchange of information by electronic means between stakeholders (controllers, processors and supervisory authorities) for binding corporate rules; mutual assistance
  • Adherence by all parties concerned to an approved code of conduct to achieve GDPR compliance
  • Demonstrate compliance with the obligations of all stakeholders incl. the Controller and allow data subjects to evaluate the level of data protection of products and services
  • Enhance transparency and compliance with GDPR regulation to ensure adequate standards of protection to and by a third party, country or territory or a specified sector within standard GDPR protection clauses; formats and procedures
  • The FAS examination process certifies the GDPR implementation acts; for standard contractual clauses between the primary stakeholders (controllers and processors and between processors, codes of conduct, as well as technical standards)