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Enhance Your Organization's Data Privacy with Effective Management

In a world where data privacy is increasingly crucial, implementing effective Privacy Information Management Systems (PIMS) is an absolute must for all organizations. Whether you're an experienced privacy officer or a novice in the field, "Mastering ISO 27701" by Kris Hermans offers a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to understanding, implementing, and optimizing the ISO 27701 standard.

What You'll Learn from "Mastering ISO 27701"

  • Decipher the ISO 27701 Standard: Unravel the complexities of ISO 27701 and understand its requirements with ease.
  • Practical Implementation Guidance: Discover how to efficiently implement ISO 27701 within your organization, irrespective of its size or industry.
  • Continuous Improvement Opportunities: Learn how to identify and integrate continuous improvements into your privacy information management system.
  • Audit Readiness: Equip yourself to prepare for and handle ISO 27701 audits with confidence and minimal stress.
  • Promote Data Privacy & Security: Leverage ISO 27701 to enhance your organization’s data privacy, improve regulatory compliance, and bolster data security.

What’s inside:

Chapter 1: Introduction to ISO 27701

  • Overview of ISO 27701 and its significance in managing privacy information
  • Understanding the relationship between ISO 27701, ISO 27001, and GDPR
  • Benefits of implementing ISO 27701 for organizations

Chapter 2: Key Principles and Requirements of ISO 27701

  • Exploring the core principles and concepts of ISO 27701
  • Understanding the scope, objectives, and applicability of the standard
  • Navigating the key requirements of ISO 27701 in relation to privacy information management

Chapter 3: Preparing for ISO 27701 Implementation

  • Gaining leadership commitment and support for the implementation process
  • Establishing an implementation team and defining roles and responsibilities
  • Conducting a gap analysis to assess current privacy practices and identify areas for improvement

Chapter 4: Scoping and Planning the Privacy Information Management System (PIMS)

  • Defining the scope of the PIMS implementation based on organizational needs and legal requirements
  • Developing a comprehensive project plan, including timelines, resource allocation, and milestones
  • Identifying privacy objectives and determining metrics for measuring success

Chapter 5: Privacy Risk Assessment and Management

  • Conducting a privacy risk assessment to identify and evaluate privacy risks and vulnerabilities
  • Establishing controls and safeguards to mitigate identified risks
  • Implementing a risk treatment plan and monitoring effectiveness of controls

Chapter 6: Implementing Privacy Controls and Processes

  • Designing and implementing privacy controls in alignment with ISO 27701 requirements
  • Establishing procedures and processes for handling personal information, including consent management, data subject rights, and breach notification
  • Integrating privacy considerations into business processes and activities

Chapter 7: Training, Awareness, and Communication

  • Developing a privacy training program to enhance employees' understanding of privacy principles, legal obligations, and organizational policies
  • Raising awareness among employees about privacy risks, data protection, and their roles and responsibilities
  • Establishing effective communication channels for privacy-related matters, including reporting incidents and concerns

Chapter 8: Supplier and Third-Party Management

  • Assessing and managing privacy risks associated with suppliers and third-party relationships
  • Developing a process for evaluating and monitoring the privacy practices of external entities
  • Establishing contractual provisions and safeguards to ensure compliance with privacy requirements

Chapter 9: Monitoring, Measurement, and Continuous Improvement

  • Establishing a monitoring and measurement framework to assess the effectiveness of the PIMS
  • Conducting internal audits to evaluate compliance and identify areas for improvement
  • Implementing a process for continuous improvement, including corrective actions and preventive measures

Chapter 10: Documentation and Record Keeping

  • Developing the necessary documentation for the PIMS, including policies, procedures, and records
  • Establishing a document control system to ensure the accuracy, accessibility, and version control of privacy-related documents
  • Maintaining records of incidents, audits, training, and other privacy-related activities

Chapter 11: Certification and Beyond

  • Preparing for ISO 27701 certification audits and selecting a reputable certification body
  • Understanding the certification process and requirements
  • Leveraging ISO 27701 certification to demonstrate compliance with privacy regulations and enhance trust with stakeholders


  • Sample forms, templates, and checklists to support ISO 27701 implementation
  • Additional resources and references for further reading and guidance

About the Author

Kris Hermans is a recognized authority in privacy management with years of experience under his belt. He is dedicated to helping organizations establish and maintain robust privacy standards. Through his vast knowledge and practical experience, Kris has crafted a comprehensive guide that simplifies ISO 27701 for readers, making it an indispensable resource for professionals at all levels.

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