Outsourced Data Protection Officer
DPO as a Service
Designed for Small and medium sized organisations who cannot afford in-house staff but who need to comply with Data Protection regulations (that’s just about every organisation!).
An outsourced Data Protection Officer provides services to your organisation on an as needed basis. We work with you to estimate the amount of time and resource that is appropriate to the needs and requirements of your individual organisation. You have access to skilled, qualified and experienced DPOs at a much lower cost.
We do the legwork so you don’t have to. We are specialists in Data Protection – that’s our only focus.
Do we need a Data Protection Officer?
Under the GDPR, you must formally appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) if you:
• Are a public authority (except for courts acting in their judicial capacity);
• Carry out large scale systematic monitoring of individuals (for example, online behaviour tracking); or
• Carry out large scale processing of special categories of data or data relating to criminal convictions and offences
So, probably not, for a small/medium sized business
But… you do still need someone to be responsible for Data Protection
Regardless of whether the GDPR obliges you to appoint a Data Protection Officer, you must ensure that:
- your organisation has sufficient staff and skills to discharge your Data Protection obligations under the regulations
For many organisations, outsourcing the role for your Data Protection activities is the simple and most cost effective solution.
We understand that your staff are already busy, so we can help provide the knowledge and skills, as and when you need them.
Benefits from using an outsourced DPO?
- no need to increase the workload of existing members of staff
- your staff don’t have to do the legwork to keep up to date
- saves time for your organisation as a whole
- demonstrates that you take your Data Protection obligations seriously
- removes the potential for any conflict of interest issues within the business
What Data Protection activities will a DPO do?
- responding to Subject Access requests
- dealing with Data breaches
- regular reviews of data security
- ensure suppliers contracts are compliant
- keep track of your data, data flows and transfers ex EEA
- keep you up to date with latest fines, guidance from the ICO and other essential information
- training staff and management
- keep policies and procedures up to date with data protection information
- perform Data Impact assessments when necessary
Data Protection 4 Business can provide you with resources to help you to ensure compliance with the regulations, technology and data needs.
If you need help, contact us today and we’ll be delighted to help.