With the GDPR, the data privacy supervisory authorities are asked to introduce a European wide data privacy certificate (Article 42 DSGVO). The basic idea behind this is similar to the QM certification according to ISO 9000. In the future, data privacy auditing / certification will be a market advantage.
It is to be assumed that the details of a certification are defined shortly after GDPR is put into force. Companies which have a functioning data privacy management system in place will gain some benefits from this.