What is Privacy Pact and what does it do for you?

What is Privacy Pact and what does it do for you?

What is Privacy Pact and what does it do for you?


The Privacy Pact is a voluntary legally binding mechanism for entities located outside of the European Union to voluntarily and contractually commit to respect and abide to the European Data Protection Law (i.e. Regulation 679/2016 – “GDPR”).

It provides your organization with a respected and trustworthy seal that shows your commitment to comply with the European privacy and data protection law, with the potential of building trust in developing business activities in one of the largest market in the world, the European Union.

Privacy Pact has been developed by the European research project Privacy Flag and is run as an open service overviewed by legal experts. It is administratively managed by the European Center for Certification and Privacy with the active support of the Istituto Italiano per la Privacy.

Privacy Pact is provided against a minor application fee intended to support this service. The price is for a duration of 1 year (365 days):Until May 31st 2018:

  • 1.00 - Euro, regardless of the size of the entity

From June 1st 2018 onwards:

  • 50.00 - Euros for companies with less than 10 employees AND less than 2 Mios turnover
  • 100.00 - Euros for companies with less than 50 employees AND less than 10 Mios turnover
  • 200.00 - Euros for companies with less than 250 employees AND less than 43 Mios turnover
  • 400.00 - Euros for companies with either more than 250 employees or more than 43 Mios turnover

Disclaimer

Disclaimer


The Privacy Pact is a voluntary legally binding tool and mechanism for entities located outside of the European Union. It enables them to voluntarily and contractually commit to respect and abide to the European General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 679/2016 – “GDPR”). The Privacy Pact has been drafted by privacy experts in the context of a EU funded project – “Privacy Flag”, overviewed by the European Commission and independent experts.

Privacy Pact enables legal entities to voluntarily, formally and contractually commit to abide to the rules and principles contained in the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), regardless of their place of establishment and/or activity. Legal entities that have completed their declaration to comply with the GDPR on the Privacy Pact are legally bound by their voluntary commitment for the whole duration of its publication on the Privacy Pact website. Such commitment is required by the European regulation for any legal entity based outside of the EU territory that want to receive or process personal data from EU-based companies and organizations.

It is to be noted that Privacy Pact does not constitute a certification of compliance in the reading of article 42 of the GDPR, and it does not guarantee that applicants are necessarily complying with the referred legal obligations. The Privacy Pact and the entities in charge of its management decline any responsibility whatsoever regarding the effective compliance, actions, measures and practices of applicants.

Join us and start to be compliant with EU privacy norms by clicking on “Register” button!
For further information, visit the Terms & Conditions page.