Data protection is only worth as much as its audit. That is why we created a certificate with our in-house “Statement of Compliance.” which can be awarded for products as well as services. In this way, the certificate is not an end in itself, but rather proof for the company’s management that the appropriate provisions have been met within the company in order to demonstrate compliance in the area tested. Here we are guided by both European regulations and national standards such as ISO 2700x, the BSI basic protection, and the British BS 10012. In addition, the testing canon is enriched by a few testing points which correspond to the offers on the website along with the corresponding features – from price quotation regulations to battery regulations.
Of course, data protection is no closed system–it is continually expanding. Not only is the testing catalogue being updated–the certified companies are also required to obtain recertification if they want to continue using the attestation for advertising purposes. This is not so much a business approach as a method for inspiring confidence, for the benefit of the audience.