DocuWare is first DMS provider to receive NF552 certification for DSGVO

Beacon, NY, December 15, 2022 – DocuWare, the leading provider of document management and workflow automation solutions, has received the NF552 certification for its Version 7 software solution. It was issued by the French auditors INFOCERT/AFNOR, who are accredited by COFRAC.

Secure digitization of records is becoming the required norm across business and therefore the protection of personal data is a top priority. Since 2018, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has regulated the processing of personal data within the European Union, but any public or private organization that collects and stores personal data of EU citizens must comply with this regulation – regardless of its location.

DSGVO is a European law in which 28 member states have participated to further guarantee the protection of personal data in these member states and to offer all EU citizens a uniform level of data protection. As with GDPR, all European and non-European-based companies that process data in Europe must comply. Individual member states can draw up their own additional rules to strengthen data privacy compliance within their own countries.

DocuWare is the first DMS provider whose solution has received the new NF552 certification in France, making it easier for organizations doing business with France to comply to their specific data privacy restrictions.

Max Ertl, President DocuWare Group, states: “We are particularly proud of the new certification for our document management solution. It underscores the quality of our software solution and guarantees transparency as well as a high level of security. It allows us to help our customers meet compliance requirements with minimal effort. This is an advantage that should not be underestimated in today’s world. More than ever, companies need to ensure that the data they process and store is handled securely and confidentially within the legal framework.”

Once configured at the customer site, DocuWare solutions comply with the “Privacy by Design” and “Privacy by Default” principles which cover:

– Security
– Integrity
– Data availability
– Archiving, cleansing and updating of data
– Proof of consent
– Information to individuals
– Minimization of data

For information on the full extent of DocuWare’s certification in the areas of compliance, data privacy and beyond, visit