ISO 27701: 2019: Security techniques — Extension to ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 for privacy information management — Requirements and guidelines
The standard covers privacy information management system (PIMS) and is therefore classified as a management system, expanding the specifications ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002.
The standard was developed by the WG 5 group of the technical committee, which writes the ISO/IEC JTCI/SC 27: Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection standard. Delegates from Microsoft, BSI Group, and the French committee for the supervision of private information protection participated in the technical committee.
ISO 27701: 2019 is based on ISO/IEC 29100: 2011: Information technology — Security techniques — Privacy framework; ISO 29151: 2017: Information technology — Security techniques — Code of practice for personally identifiable information protection; ISO/IEC 19944: 2017: Information technology — Cloud computing — Cloud services and devices: Data flow, data categories and data use; and ISO/IEC 29134: 2017: Information technology — Security techniques — Guidelines for privacy impact assessment
Note the definition of the terms: customer, controller, and processor
The standard includes chapters on:
- Management systems
- Special controls and interpretations from ISO/IEC 27002
- Expansion on the ISO/IEC 27002 private information guidelines/controller
- Expansion on the ISO/IEC 27002 private information processor
- Annex for processors and controller bodies
- Annex for mapping the requirements of ISO 29100: 2019: Information technology — Security techniques — Privacy framework
- Annex for mapping the requirements of Articles 5 through 49 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Annex for mapping the requirements of ISO/IEC 27018: 2018:2019: Information technology — Security techniques — Code of practice for protection of personally identifiable information (PII) in public clouds acting as PII processors and ISO?iEC 29151: 2017: Information technology — Security techniques — Code of practice for personally identifiable information protection
- Examples of implementation
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