Certification Standard

The industry’s most trusted certification for engineering privacy into the design of your products and services.



Privacy by design is an international concept that has been promoted by regulators worldwide and has been adopted into laws and regulations. Until now, it has been ‘squishy’, hard to define, and difficult to implement. 

The IOPD has changed this paradigm by developing the industry’s first standard for a repeatable and comprehensive process by which a company can reduce privacy risks.  This standard is called the IOPD Process Design Standard

Showcase Your Best

We promote the IOPD Process Design Standard which allows your organization an opportunity to showcase your business processes,  products, and services that have proven to provide sufficient safeguards against privacy harms and obtaining a certification for it.

The DRAFT Design Process Standard

The Institute of Operational Privacy Design (IOPD) is dedicated to promotion and adoption of privacy design standards for organizations.  Today, the IOPD is putting forth a draft of it’s first

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Standards Adoption

By adopting the Standard, organizations will be able to reduce the complexity of the overall design process and create significant efficiencies thereby reducing cost while increasing customer trust.

See Ann Cavoukian’s 7 Foundational Principles of Privacy by Design for information on the implementation and mapping of fair information practices. 


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