The users of information ecosystems have united in the Association of Participants in an Information Ecosystem (hereinafter Association IE). Anyone who is a business (not aspiring) user of the Trust Network automatically becomes a member of this association. Association IE has contributed to the development of the TTP Code of Conduct GDPR. MYOBI has included the code of conduct in the TTP policy and facilitates companies applying this code of conduct in the accountability process.
To use the code of conduct as referred to in the GDPR (Article 40), the Association IE has prepared to have the TTP Code of Conduct GDPR approved by the supervisory authority, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DDPA). The benefits of an approved code of conduct include that:
- It can form the basis for data exchange with third countries.
- Supervisors (e.g., the AP) could use being affiliated with an approved code of conduct as an element to demonstrate compliance with the GDPR.
- Affiliation with a code can moderate the amount of a fine imposed by the DDPA.
The TTP Code of Conduct GDPR is part of MYOBI’s system of agreements, the TTP policy. The TTP Code of Conduct GDPR contains the preconditions for the controlled sharing of (personal) data in the Trust Network. MYOBI users can now refer to this code of conduct for convenience in processing and data sharing agreements.
The basic principle is that if a user complies with the TTP Code of Conduct GDPR, it also complies with the TTP policy. Therefore, in addition to the activities of VIE, MYOBI offers tools exclusively to its users for organising and accounting for compliance with the TTP Code of Conduct GDPR. Moreover, MYOBI performs a plausibility test on the self-declaration with a confirmation from the DPO so that other users can rely on this justification.
This has great added value for every user (and therefore member): agreements are unambiguous, there is one system of accountability, and this accountability is also interoperable. Thus, chain partners can rely on the information contained in the Accountability Seal Register. In addition, it prevents unnecessary accountant costs for your own company and the partners.
Association IE has set up a so-called ‘Monitoring Body’ that monitors compliance with the code of conduct, provides solicited and unsolicited advice to the association’s board, and checks the operation of the code of conduct every two years.
Association IE has a Members’ Council consisting of a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 members. Users of affiliated TTP’s, including MYOBI, can nominate candidates for election to the Members’ Council.
For more information about the Association IE, see the website here.