EuroPriSe Criteria

Download the EuroPriSe Criteria for certification:

Criteria Catalogue based on GDPR (Regulation (EU) 2016/679):

Criteria Catalogue based on Directive 95/46/EC:


Application of Criteria

EuroPriSe criteria “translate” the requirements into questions that can be answered in the context of an audit or certification. Not each and every question will be applicable to each and every product or service. The certification authority shall ensure that in any certification procedure the relevant criteria are applied and that all related questions are answered in a plausible manner, the appropriate granularity, and at a uniform and comparable level.

Legal Foundation

The latest version of the EuroPriSe criteria incorporates the new legal requirements that are introduced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be applicable from late May 2018. Its predecessor is built on the requirements of the General Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC). Both versions integrate also other important EU regulations in relation to data protection, such as the ePrivacy Directive. In the catalogue, you will find a reference to the respective legal article and document the criterion refers to.

EuroPriSe Certification Criteria

High-Quality Criteria for a Valuable Certification

The value of a trust mark is based on the Quality of its criteria. Together with a transparent certification procedure conducted by a financially independent and impartial third party they build the foundation for confidence and trust.

Meaningful criteria are

  1. Based on relevant legal requirements to
  2. Facilitate legal compliance,
  3. Freely accessible by the public, and
  4. Verifiable.

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