EDPB website auditing tool

29 January 2024

The EDPB website auditing tool helps analyse whether websites are compliant with the law. The new tool allows the preparation, completion and evaluation of audits directly in the tool by a simple visit to the website concerned.

The EDPB website auditing tool was developed in the context of the EDPB Support Pool of Experts (SPE) and can be used by both legal and technical auditors at data protection authorities (DPAs), as well as by controllers and processors who wish to test their own websites. 

The EDPB website auditing tool is a Free and Open Source Software under the EUPL 1.2 Licence and is available for download on code.europa.eu 

While several website auditing tools already exist, these usually require technical expertise. The EDPB website auditing tool by contrast is easy to use in order to facilitate enforcement by national DPAs and compliance checks by controllers. 

The EDPB website auditing tool is also compatible with other tools, such as the EDPS website evidence collector, and allows auditors to import and evaluate the results of audits carried out on those tools. 

Update: the new version of the EDPB Website Auditing Tool is now available with a more user-friendly design interface and new features!

Additional features include:

  • Analysis import/export
  • New search functionality in the knowledge database either during analysing or when exploring the database
  • Update of a given database and option to select whether or not to add/remove elements
  • Management of multiple database by indicating the source of the knowledge base and a trust level
  • Full page screenshot

The EDPB Website Auditing tool is available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish*

Please only download software from trusted locations. In case of doubt, please refer to the documentation.

* The EDPB Website Auditing Tool software been automatically translated from English to German, Italian and Spanish. The EDPB does not guarantee the accuracy of the translation. Please refer to the official text in its English version if there is any doubt.