Are your data protection systems in line with BS10012:2017?


You’ll (hopefully) be aware of GDPR by now – and should be in the process of addressing it in your organisation. But are you aware of BS 10012:2017?  We are starting to help people implement data protection systems in line with this Standard - something that we can supply as a hard copy at a discounted rate.

What exactly is BS 10012:2017?

BS 10012 is a British Standard that provides a framework for maintaining and improving compliance with data protection legislation and good practice. The Standard follows the same high level structure as most of the other management system Standards, and has been developed to enable organisations to:Put a personal information management system in placeManage risks to the privacy of personal dataImplement appropriate policies, procedures and controlsUpdated in 2017 in response to GDPR, the Standard is designed to fit neatly alongside any other systems that you already have in place.

So what are the benefits?

  • Compliance Use the Standard as part of your organisation’s privacy compliance framework, demonstrating your compliance with GDPR and the revised UK Data Protection Act.

  • Risk management Identify and mitigate risks to personal information.

  • Improve your practice Benchmark and improve your personal data management practices against recognised best practice.

  • Gain trust Demonstrate your commitment to data protection and gain client and stakeholder trust.

  • Safeguard your organisation’s reputation and minimise adverse publicity.

  • Gain competitive advantage when seeking and retaining business.​


If you’d like to find out more about BS 10012 and how you can implement it, please contact  us via info@penarth.co.uk or call us on 029 2070 3328

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