ISO/IEC 27701


Neutral Partners is your premier information security readiness consulting firm, specializing in helping organizations align with internationally recognized privacy standards such as ISO/IEC 27701. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing unparalleled support, ensuring your organization achieves and maintains a robust privacy posture in compliance with the ISO/IEC 27701 standard.

What is ISO/IEC 27701?

ISO/IEC 27701 is an international standard that provides guidance on the implementation of a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS). As an extension to the ISO/IEC 27001 information security standard, it offers a comprehensive framework for organizations to manage and protect personal information, comply with privacy regulations, and demonstrate their commitment to privacy best practices.

The standard outlines a set of privacy-specific controls that organizations can implement, in addition to the information security controls of ISO/IEC 27001. These privacy controls cover various aspects of privacy management, such as data minimization, consent management, and data subject rights. By implementing a PIMS aligned with ISO/IEC 27701, organizations can effectively address privacy risks and fulfill their privacy obligations.

Who should consider aligning to ISO/IEC 27701?

Any organization that processes personal information, regardless of its size or industry, can benefit from aligning with ISO/IEC 27701. This includes businesses in healthcare, finance, technology, retail, and more. The standard is particularly valuable for organizations that operate across multiple jurisdictions or provide services to clients who require assurance of their privacy practices.

A robust PIMS is crucial for protecting personal information, maintaining trust with customers and stakeholders, and complying with privacy regulations. Aligning with ISO/IEC 27701 helps organizations demonstrate their commitment to privacy best practices, reduce the risk of privacy breaches, and meet legal and regulatory obligations.

Benefits of ISO/IEC 27701

Enhanced privacy posture

Implementing a PIMS in accordance with ISO/IEC 27701 helps organizations establish a comprehensive and systematic approach to privacy management, ensuring the protection of personal information.

Improved customer trust

Alignment with ISO/IEC 27701 demonstrates an organization’s commitment to privacy best practices, helping build trust with customers, partners, and stakeholders.

Competitive advantage

Organizations that align with ISO/IEC 27701 can differentiate themselves from competitors, offering a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

How Neutral Partners can help

Managed Compliance

Our end-to-end management of your ISO/IEC 27701 compliance program ensures that your organization always maintains a robust privacy posture. We assist you in implementing the necessary policies, processes, and controls, monitor your ongoing compliance, and provide guidance on continuous improvement. Our expert team takes the burden off your shoulders, allowing you to focus on your core business operations.

Readiness Assessment

Our Readiness Assessment service identifies and remediates gaps in your privacy posture, ensuring complete alignment with ISO/IEC 27701 requirements. Our experienced consultants comprehensively analyze your existing privacy practices, compare them to the standard, and provide actionable recommendations for addressing any identified gaps. This service is essential for organizations seeking to achieve ISO/IEC 27701 certification or maintain their existing certification.

Internal Audit

Our Internal Audit service evaluates the effectiveness of your privacy controls, ensuring that your PIMS remains in compliance with ISO/IEC 27701. Our skilled auditors thoroughly examine your organization’s privacy policies, procedures, and controls, identifying any areas of non-conformance and providing recommendations for improvement. This service helps you maintain privacy and prepare for external certification audits

Risk Assessment

Our Risk Assessment service identifies and prioritizes privacy risks to your organization, ensuring that you implement appropriate controls in line with ISO/IEC 27701 requirements. We evaluate your organization’s unique privacy risk landscape, considering threats, vulnerabilities, and the potential impact on your business. Based on this analysis, we help you develop a risk treatment plan that addresses the most significant risks, ensuring your PIMS remains effective and resilient.

Policy Development

Our Policy Development service creates tailored privacy policies and procedures that align with the ISO/IEC 27701 standard, ensuring that your organization meets the requirements. We work closely with your team to develop customized documentation, considering your specific business needs, goals, and operational processes. This service ensures that your organization has a solid foundation for maintaining compliance with ISO/IEC 27701.

Tabletop Exercise

Our Tabletop Exercise service designs and facilitates custom tabletop exercises to test your organization’s incident response capabilities in the context of ISO/IEC 27701. These exercises simulate privacy incidents, allowing your team to practice their response strategies and identify areas for improvement. By participating in our expert-led tabletop exercises, your organization can strengthen its incident response capabilities and ensure preparedness for real-world privacy events.

Get Started

Achieving and maintaining ISO/IEC 27701 compliance is essential for your organization’s privacy and success. Partner with Neutral Partners to benefit from our expertise and dedicated support in navigating the complexities of the standard. Contact us today to begin your journey towards a robust privacy posture.