BS 10012:2017 is a British Standard for Personal Information Management Systems (PIMS) that provides a best practice framework for helping organizations develop processes in the collection, handling, storage and deletion of personal data/information. The standard also assists maintenance and improves their compliance with legal requirements such as the EU’s GDPR scheme (General Data Protection Regulation). In Q1 2019/20 ICO, the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights, had a total of 3,091 data security incidents which are breaches of the seventh data protection principle or personal data breaches.

BS 10012 was revised in 2017 in order to align with the requirements of GDPR but also to be consistent with ISO standards like the ISO 27001 (Information Security Management Systems), to help eliminate any duplication of efforts.

BS 10012 Certificate helps the organization:
• GDPR compliance
• Security risks
• Data protection
• Customer trust
• Data breaches
• Risk management
• Organization’s reputation