Gartner Research

The European Privacy Seal: Worth a Look

Published: 12 June 2008

ID: G00158260

Analyst(s): Carsten Casper


The European Privacy Seal will enable companies to show their commitment to privacy. Early success in Germany and a new approach on the European level promise value for companies, albeit only for those that consider protection of personal data as paramount for their businesses.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Situation
  • Introduction of a European Privacy Audit Certification
  • How to Obtain a Seal
  • Uniform and Valid Throughout EU Member States
  • Preliminary Success
  • Long-Term Perspective
  • Not for Everybody

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