Certifying to BS 10012 Personal Information Management

Demonstrate that you manage risks to personal information that is in your possession with an BS 10012 Personal Information Management System. Certification to this recognized standard of best practice can help you ensure the privacy of personal information, safeguard your reputation, meet regulatory requirements, and increase the confidence and trust of customers and the general public.

How to get certified to BS 10012

We make the certification process simple. After we have received your application we appoint a client manager, with the skill set to match your organization, to guide your business through the following steps.

  1. Gap analysis
    This is an optional pre-assessment service where we take a closer look at your existing system and compare it with the BS 10012 requirements. This helps identify areas that need more work before we carry out a formal assessment, saving you time and money.
  2. Formal assessment 
    This happens in two stages. First we review your organization’s preparedness for assessment by checking if the necessary BS 10012 procedures and controls have been developed. We will share the details of our findings with you so that if we find gaps, you can close them. If all the requirements are in place, we will then assess the implementation of the procedures within your organization to make sure that they are working effectively as required for certification.
  3. Certification and beyond 
    When you have passed the formal assessment you will receive an BS 10012 certificate, which is valid for three years. Your client manager will stay in touch during this time, paying you regular visits to make sure your system doesn’t just remain compliant, but that it continually improves.

What are the benefits of certifying your BS 10012 Personal Information Management System with BSI?

Easily integrated with other popular management system standards, BS 10012 brings big benefits to companies of all sizes. Confidence, reassurance, process efficiencies and more business can come with a BS 10012 Personal Information Management System as more customers require you to demonstrate your compliance with data protection legislation. It helps you:

  • Demonstrate to clients and stakeholders that you comply with data protection legislation
  • Reduce time spent preparing for tenders, increasing process efficiency
  • Reassure stakeholders and clients that their personal data is protected 
  • Gain a competitive advantage when seeking and retaining business
  • Continually improve your system to ensure it remains relevant and is aligned to best practice
  • Show commitment to protecting personal information with third-party recognition from an accredited provider

Why choose BSI?

We pioneered standards more than 100 years ago and today we’re the market leader. We help over 80,000 clients ranging from top global brands to small ambitious businesses in 182 countries worldwide to gain an edge over their competition. As one of the few organizations that understands standards from start to finish, we don’t only assess how well you’re meeting them, we create new standards from scratch and train teams globally to use them and perform better. Our knowledge can transform your organization.