SCOPE Europe welcomes the outlined concepts and aspects of the drafted Guidelines of the EDPB (1/2018, PDF) and the covered sections. The purpose and scope are articulated clearly, also the given guidance can foster the implementation of Art. 42/43 in the market. Regarding the outlined aspects, this document highlights the importance of comparability and exclusivity of Certifications, as recommendations for clearer guidance on both concepts are given below. In addition, a clearer distinction between Certifications and Codes of Conduct pursuant to Art. 40/41 GDPR, for instance by preventing any confusing language or legal terms, within the Guidelines is recommended.
Read our detailed comments on the Guidelines below.