ISO 27701 Audit & Implementation

ISO 27701 is a standard that specifies requirements and provides guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and continually improving a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS).

It is an extension of ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002 for privacy management, which is a widely recognized standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).

ISO 27701 focuses specifically on privacy aspects and helps organizations manage the protection of personally identifiable information (PII).

Core Objectives

  • Establishing, maintaining, and continually improving a framework to manage privacy risks associated with the processing of PII (Personally Identifiable Information)
  • Gives transparency between stakeholders
  • Reduces liability
  • Reduces complexity by integrating with ISO/IEC 27001
  • Builds trust in managing personal information
  • Supports compliance with privacy regulations (e.g. GDPR)
  • Gives Third-Party assurance for privacy regulation compliance


  • Identifying and establishing the organization's context, including its internal, external, and risk management contexts
  • Identifying all interested parties and their needs (such as clients, partners, suppliers, and shareholders, but also possible entities like the families of employees, the local community, the media, government agencies, etc.)
  • Identifying and documenting the interfaces between the organization's activities and those carried out by outside parties is known as "defining interfaces" in the context of the ISMS
  • Helping to draft and record privacy policies, practices, and recommendations that comply with ISO 27701 standards
  • Conducting risk assessments related to privacy information management and helping organizations develop strategies to manage and mitigate privacy risks
  • Creating audit review sheets and checklists by industry standards and best practices for DC security
  • Reviewing and validating the documentation related to the Privacy Information Management System, ensuring it meets the ISO 27701 requirements
  • Review the existing and implemented processes against the audit checklist
  • Review system, application and operating system configurations against audit checklist
  • Understand the vulnerabilities and impact on information
  • Collection of evidence
  • Formulating policy as per ISO 27701 compliance
  • Implementation of ISO 27701 best practices
  • Proving in-house Awareness Training
  • Conducting internal audit & MRM
  • Guiding in establishing a framework for continuous improvement, helping organizations monitor and enhance their privacy practices over time
  • Assisting the organization in executing remedial and preventive measures
  • Holding off until the certifying body issues the final certification

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