ISO/IEC 27701 is an extension of the requirements of ISO 27001 and the ISO 27002 codes of practice. This new standard is based on the requirements, controls and objectives of ISO/IEC 27001 (Information Security Management). It has been developed by the International Standardization Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for organisations to manage the security and privacy of the personal information they handle in their processes.



  • To preserve the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information
  • To reduce privacy risks in the processing of personal data
  • To ensure the privacy of personal data and compliance with personal data protection regulations 


  • Easy integration with the ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Standard
  • Improves contract management with data processors
  • Clarifies roles and responsibilities for processing within the organisation
  • Provides transparency to stakeholders
  • Facilitates business arrangements where the processing of personal information is mutually relevant
  • Builds trust and provides transparency among stakeholders


This standard is aimed at any organisations that have Information Security Management Systems certified under ISO/IEC 27001:2013. Organisations that do not have Security Management Systems will have to implement ISO 27001 and ISO 27701 together, as the latter is an extension of ISO 27001. This certification is useful for any company, regardless of size or activity, including public sector, private sector, governmental or non-profit organisations.



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