Smart Global Governance® & Europrivacy TM/® Partnership

Audit and certify your conformity in Data protection with EuroprivacyTM/®

Smart Global Governance® has been selected and qualified as EuroprivacyTM/® official partner by the European Centre for Certification and Privacy. Our solution helps and prepares our clients for certifying the conformity of their data processing activities with Europrivacy and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in order to:

Identify and reduce legal and financial risks
through Europrivacy audit and gap analysis.

Improve reputation and access to market
through Europrivacy GDPR certification

Build trust and confidence
through continuous updates and monitoring

Europrivacy – A GDPR by Design Certification


The GDPR contains over 70 references to certification as a means to demonstrate the conformity of processing activities with the European regulation, including for selecting data processors with adequate level of data protection and for authorizing cross-border data transfers.

Non-conformity with the GDPR carries important legal and financial risks, which are hidden costs until a company is fined (up to 4% of its worldwide turnover). A GDPR certification reduces legal and financial risks and can save substantial costs. Europrivacy certificates demonstrate your company commitment to protect personal data and to be a trustable service provider for its customers, as well as a reliable data processor for its business partners. It will position your company as a front-runner in data protection with a strong competitive advantage on the market.

12 Good Reasons to Choose Europrivacy


European and GDPR by design funded by the European Commission

ISO compliant and easily combinable with ISO/IEC 27001

Continuously updated to align with the evolution of regulations ans jurisprudences.

Comprehensive and applicable to almost any data processing activities

Extensible to complementary national and domain specific obligations

Independant and managed by an international board of experts.

Applicable to emerging technologies.

Online ressources, tools, and support.

Highly reliable with systematic assessments

Global ecosystem of qualified partners and experts.

Time and cost efficient thanks to its innovative methodology.

Research and Innovation empowered.

Your Smart Journey to GDPR Certification


Smart Global Governance integrates the Europrivacy certification preparation process for data processing activities carried out in your entity.

We offer you to: 

Select 2 priority data processing activities to be certified.

Prepare the 2 selected data processing for certification by documenting their conformity.

Support remediation in case of residual non-conformities.

Bring the selected processing activities to certification by an independent Certification Body.

Elaborate a certification plan for the remaining priority data processing to be certified.

Give you access to continuous updates on European and national requirements related to personal data protection in order to maintain and enhance your conformity.

A Reliable Certification Process


The Europrivacy certification scheme has been developed through the European research programme (financed by the European Commission) to address the specific obligations of the GDPR and to serve as official certification scheme under article 42 of the GDPR. It has been developed in close collaboration with national supervisory authorities. It is managed and continuously updated by the European Centre for Certification and Privacy (ECCP) in Luxembourg and its International Board of Experts in data protection.

Europrivacy enables to assess and certify the conformity of data processing activities with the GDPR and complementary national and domain specific obligations. Applicable to all sorts of data processing, including emerging technologies, it enables to document, assess and certify their conformity with the GDPR and complementary national data protection regulations. It enables you to select priority data processing activities and progressively certify them once they are ready.

Europrivacy is closely aligned with ISO standards and complements management system certifications such as ISO/IEC 27001 or 27701. While the latter enable to certify the quality of an information management system, Europrivacy has been designed to certify the conformity of data processing activities with the GDPR and complementary national data protection regulations. It is the first scheme to have been proposed by a European national data protection authority to be officially endorsed by the EU as European certification scheme under the Art. 42 of the GDPR.

Europrivacy is delivered by qualified Certification Bodies gathering the adequate legal and technical expertise. The certification is aligned with the applicable ISO/IEC 17065 and 17021- 1 principles. It combines various methodologies, such as documentation review, sampling analysis, technical tests, inspections, and interviews. Delivered certificates can be verified and authenticated on the public Europrivacy Registry, enhanced with Blockchain technology.

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