The purpose of the ISO standards is to define a control framework, e.g. the protection of personal data, or IT security issues that are adaptable in a continuously changing compliance environment.
GDPR, Data Privacy, Data Security, IT and Cybersecurity and The ISO Standards
ISO standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose.
For business, they are strategic tools that reduce costs and ensure that policies, products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. They help companies to identify risks, improve GRC structures and even access new markets.
The standards guide to ensure that policies consistently meet stakeholder requirements, and that process quality is continuously improved.
Checking that the system works is a vital part of ISO standards, and perform internal audits to check how its internal processes and system is working. An organization may decide to invite an independent certification body to verify that it conforms to the standard, or to audit the quality system for themselves.
Companies need guidance that provides an established and proven holistic foundation, to assess the design and efficiency of, e.g. internal controls for data- protection and privacy.
In general terms the ISO standard can be a big help and make a significant difference in the way we monitor and comply with GDPR and many other compliance mandates: