Documentation of partner contract status

Critical
High
Normal
Low

A supplier agreement will be drawn up with all partners directly or indirectly involved in the processing of data. The aim is to ensure that there is no misunderstanding between the organization and the supplier of parties' obligations regarding to complying with security requirements.

The organization shall include in the supplier agreement, as appropriate:

  • the data used by the supplier (and possible data classification) and staff receiving access to data
  • rules on the acceptable use of data
  • confidentiality requirements for data processing staff
  • parties responsibilities in meeting regulatory requirements
  • parties' concrete responsibilities in relation to data security (e.g. access control, monitoring)
  • reporting and correcting incidents
  • requirements for the use of subcontractors
  • allowing auditing supplier processes and controls related to the contract (and committing to correcting non-conformities)
  • a commitment to return or destroy data at the end of the contract
  • the supplier's responsibility to comply with organization's security guidelines
Connected other frameworks and requirements:
28. Processor
GDPR
15.1.3: Information and communication technology supply chain
ISO 27001
A.7.2.6: Contracts with PII processors
ISO 27701
5.21: Managing information security in the ICT supply chain
ISO 27001

Data processing partner listing and owner assignment

Critical
High
Normal
Low

The organization must maintain a list of partners who have access to confidential information. System vendors and processors of personal data are listed separately from other stakeholders because they play an active role in the processing of data.

Connected other frameworks and requirements:
28. Processor
GDPR
44. General principle for transfers
GDPR
26. Joint controllers
GDPR
15.1.1: Information security policy for supplier relationships
ISO 27001
8.1.1: Inventory of assets
ISO 27001
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