During its latest plenary, the EDPB adopted its opinion on the EuroPrise certification scheme submitted to the Board by the German DPA of North Rhine Westphalia. This is the second EDPB consistency opinion on criteria for a nationwide certification scheme. The EuroPrise certification scheme applies to processors only.
The EDPB opinion aims to ensure the consistency and correct application of certification criteria among DPAs in the European Economic Area. To this end, the EDPB considers that the EuroPriSe certification criteria may lead to an inconsistent application of the GDPR and a number of changes need to be made in order to fulfil the requirements imposed by Art. 42 GDPR.
After approval by the DPA, the certification mechanism will be added to the register of certification mechanisms and data protection seals in accordance with Art. 42 (8) GDPR.