GDPR allows organizations to be certified in order to demonstrate compliance with the regulation. The advantage is greater certainty that all requirements are met. This reduces the risk of data breaches and fines.
The certification scheme is currently little developed. The period of until May 2018 will reveal how this arrangement will take place.
Contact us if your organization is interested in being certified as compliant with the EU regulation on data protecton or which to become a certifier, and need legal assistance.