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NEN (Netherlands)

The Royal Netherlands Standardization Institute (Nederlands Normalisatie Instituut or NEN) is a non-profit organization focused on developing standardization processes in the Netherlands. One of those standards is NEN 7510, an information security standard that provides guidelines for determining, establishing, and maintaining measures for health care organizations to protect and secure healthcare data.

The Dutch Data Protection Authority uses NEN 7510 to assess whether a health care provider has implemented appropriate security measures and therefore met its security obligations. These measures include developing and maintaining information security policies, establishing mature internal frameworks for information management, identifying and defining appropriate protection policies for human resources and asset management, ensuring effective access control to prevent unauthorized user access, and implementing technical safeguards such as cryptographic controls.

Although the Dutch government does not require cloud service providers to comply with NEN 7510, Google Cloud’s products regularly undergo independent verification of their security, privacy, and compliance controls that map closely with NEN 7510. We have published a Google Cloud compliance mapping document for NEN 7510 to help our customers meet their applicable requirements.


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