Personal Data Protection (PIMS, BS 10012) and EU GDPR Compliance
Protecting personal information has never been so important. As legal requirements such as the European Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) are developed and enforced by 25 May 2018, businesses need to demonstrate that they take managing privacy seriously. And that’s where BS 10012 can help.
BS 10012:2017 is the British standard that sets out the requirements for a personal information management system (PIMS) and aligns with the principles of the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). It outlines the core requirements organizations need to consider when collecting, storing, processing, retaining or disposing of personal records related to individuals.
What is a BS 10012 Personal Information Management System (PIMS)?
Every organization that processes personal information should set out to protect the privacy of the people it affects. And BS 10012 can help. It covers areas such as employee security awareness training, risk assessments, data retention and disposal, helping you to put in place policies and procedures to enable the effective management of personal information on individuals.
BS 10012 provides a framework for a Personal Information Management System (PIMS), helping you to maintain and improve compliance with data protection legislation and provide assurance to your stakeholders.
What are the benefits of BS 10012 Personal Information Management System?
Easily integrated with other popular management system standards, BS 10012 brings big benefits to companies of all sizes, including:
- Helps to identify and manage risks to personal information
- Supports regulatory compliance with data protection legislation
- Inspires customer trust
- Protects your organizations reputation
- Benchmarks your own personal information management practices with recognized best practice