What is the added value of the accountability seal?

MYOBI assumes and requires all organizations to express their accountability with a minimum of the TTP policy in a maturity level and to demonstrate this level to users of MYOBI and interested parties. This is done with an Accountability Seal.

Transparency about the level of accountability promotes the possibility of doing business with each other, whereby it is clear to what extent a organization is compliant with the TTP policy and, if desired, supplemented with laws and regulations, contracts and its own policy. The advantage for a organization is that liability risks become manageable and administrative and supervisory costs often decrease.

What is the purpose?

The purpose of the Accountability Seal is to improve the quality of information provision within an Information ecosystem. In addition, it is important that society, chain and network partners and stakeholders can rely on the organization to comply with laws and regulations, contractual agreements and its own policy.

GDPR Certification

More and more laws and regulations require that an organization has an obligation to investigate its chain partners. For example, for the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a organization may only use processors of personal data that can guarantee that the relevant processing will take place with appropriate technical and organizational measures and that they meet the requirements of the GDPR. This requirement, which is further elaborated in the GDPR in Articles 42 and 43, can be filled in with the Accountability Seal.

Award, distribution and withdrawal

The Accountability Seal is issued under the authority of MYOBI and published in the Accountability Seal register managed by MYOBI. The organizations are themselves responsible for determining the maturity level and can indicate the maturity level to MYOBI by means of a self-declaration. It states the scope of their statement. Users can submit a request to MYOBI through a Request for Service (RfS) to have the maturity level reconfirmed by a MYOBI professional.

In addition to the maturity level of the relevant organization, the Accountability Seal register also contains information about the corporate family and contact persons for obtaining further information. For example, when it comes to data protection, the contact details of the Data Protection Officer are shown.

This is also referred to as Legal Entity Management. The data can be accessed via the personal data store of an authorized Person. In other words, access to this data can be obtained on the basis of permissions that the organization in question has given MYOBI.


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