Europrivacy –The GDPR European Data Protection Seal approved by the EU, a new era for privacy and data protection compliance

NEW YORK, NY, October 24, 2022 - The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) approved Europrivacy as official European Data Protection Seal for certification under art. 42 GDPR. Europrivacy enables companies to assess and formally certify their data processing compliance. Europrivacy certificates will be formally recognized in all EU jurisdictions and will be taken into account by authorities in case of litigation. Europrivacy is an innovative methodology and certification scheme developed through the European research program to simplify, enhance, and certify compliance with privacy regulations. It covers the GDPR obligations and is extendable to other non-EU privacy laws. Europrivacy is supervised and continuously updated by an International Board of Experts to address regulatory changes. It is made available for free to selected service providers and is already supported by an ecosystem of qualified law firms, consulting companies, solution providers, and certification bodies, including world leaders in each category (more on

Europrivacy will start by being applied on the territory of the European Union and will progressively be extended to other countries. 

Reducing risks for all parties

Europrivacy certification enables all stakeholders to identify and select companies that effectively protect personal data. It enables companies to identify potential gaps with the regulation and reduce their legal, financial, and reputational risks. They can use it to monitor and document their compliance and to assess third parties’ compliance before transferring data. 

Valuing data protection compliance

Compliance is usually perceived as a burden and a cost by companies. With Europrivacy they can value and communicate the GDPR compliance of their data processing activities. It turns compliance into an asset, a source of trust and competitive advantages. 

Making GDPR compliance more effective, efficient, and enjoyable

Europrivacy’s mission is to make data protection compliance more effective, efficient, and enjoyable. DPOs and auditors can get qualified on the Europrivacy online academy. They benefit from a variety of online tools and resources, including an online community to collaborate and share knowledge with other experts. 

An innovative certification scheme

Europrivacy was researched and developed through the European research program. It brings a whole set of innovations to support GDPR compliance and certification, including a hybrid certification scheme, that is applicable to all sorts of data processing activities, while addressing domain and technology-specific obligations and risks for the data subjects. It is also applicable to emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Blockchain, and is extendable to complementary national obligations, including non-EU regulations. 


Liam McKenna, Partner, Mazars “The formal acceptance of Europrivacy as a “European Data Protection Seal” provides excellent opportunities for organizations to leverage their investments in data protection to achieve competitive advantage. Early adopters will distinguish themselves and increase consumer and stakeholder trust.” 

Dr Sébastien Ziegler, President of Europrivacy International Board of Experts: “Europrivacy’s ambition is to build trust and confidence in data protection, and to make data protection compliance as easy and natural as breathing air.” 

Luca Bolognini, President of the Italian Institute of Privacy, Rome, Italy: “Europrivacy has brought together some of the most seasoned European experts in data protection, cybersecurity and certification in order to deliver an efficient and comprehensive certification scheme that fully covers complex obligations.” 

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