This June Agenda were one of the first companies in the UK to achieve certification to BS10012 Personal Information Management System. Agenda also successfully gained certification to ISO22301 (ISO 22301) Business Continuity Standard.
BS10012 Personal Information Management provides a best practice framework for a personal management system that is aligned to the principles of the EU GDPR. It outlines the core requirements organisations need to consider when collecting, storing, processing or disposing of personal records related to individuals.
ISO/IEC 22301:2012 sets out the requirements for a business continuity management system (BCMS) and is considered the only credible framework for effective business continuity management in the world. Effective business continuity management means an organisation can resume operations and return to ‘business as usual’ as quickly as possible after a disruptive incident, for example a cyber-attack or power failure.
Agenda used its GDPR project as an opportunity to implement a Personal Information Management System (PIMS) using the British Standard BS10012 as the framework. PIMS is being used as part of Agenda’s overall governance strategy to maintain and improve data protection and compliance to GDPR
“Until there is a Privacy certification route offered by the ICO, BS10012 is the closet you can get to having a management system that is aligned to the principles of GDPR. This standard is important to Agenda as it demonstrates to our clients that we take privacy and data protection seriously and we handle data in a transparent, ethical and secure way.” (Chris Withers, Head of IT and Compliance)
The team at Agenda have also been busy gaining certification to the international recognised Business Continuity Management Standard ISO22301. “Certification to this standard demonstrates to our customers that they can rely on Agenda’s services as part of their supply chain.” (Chris Withers, Head of IT and Compliance)
To gain these standards Agenda are independently audited by a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) accredited certification body every 6 months.