Processing Integrity, in the context of SOC 2 (Service Organization Control 2) compliance, is a category evaluated in a SOC 2 report. SOC 2 reports assess the controls implemented by service organizations to ensure the security, availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy of data within their systems.
Processing Integrity refers to the accuracy, completeness, and reliability of processing activities performed by the service organization. It focuses on the assurance that data processing is performed in a manner that achieves the intended outcomes and prevents unauthorized or erroneous alterations.
The SOC 2 Processing Integrity category evaluates the effectiveness of controls related to data processing, including input validation, data accuracy, data transformation, error handling, and output reporting. It also assesses the organization’s monitoring, validation, and reconciliation processes to ensure that data is processed accurately and reliably.