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Definition: ISO 27018:2019

Protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

What is ISO 27018:2019?

ISO 27018:2019 is a certification awarded by independent accreditation bodies to those companies that take rigorous measures to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The ISO 27018:2019 certification is only awarded to companies meeting specific requirements, controls, guidelines, and code of practice to protect their customers' PII.

What is Personally Identifiable Information (PII)?

PII includes any piece of information that can identify a specific user. Examples of PII are:

  • Contact details

  • Banking statements

  • IP addresses

  • Medical records

What are the benefits of contracting an ISO 27018-certified company?

A company that is certified annually by an independent third-party accreditation body to be ISO 27018:2019-compliant ensures to:

  • Provide the highest possible level of protection for personal data

  • Provide adequate processing of personal data

  • Actively identify and work to mitigate risks

  • Comply with local rules and regulations

Is Bynder ISO 27018:2019-certified?

Yes, Bynder is ISO 27018:2019-certified by an independent third party. Always strive to determine if your current or future DAM provider meets the highest security, privacy, and business continuity standards by checking their compliance with ISO standards. Look for providers who can showcase at least the following ISO certificates: ISO 27001, ISO 27018, and ISO 22301—these indicate a commitment to security, safeguard of Personally Identifiable Information (PII), and business continuity, respectively. More information about accreditations and certifications can be found on our Security page.

ISO/IEC 27018 Certification