What is a DPO
Privacy and Data Protection compliance is a full time role for our outsourced DPOs. They understand the requirements of the legislation as well as what Regulators want to see when evaluating an organisations’ compliance infrastructure.
Our external DPOs have BCS and CIPP qualifications have all previously worked in senior Data Privacy roles supporting some of Europe’s biggest companies. They can ensure the necessary independence of the role and have direct experience of working with Data Protection Authorities across Europe.
The advantages of an external DPO
An external DPO can help your business by ensuring the necessary independence of the role whilst brining the experience of regular interaction with the Supervisory Authorities.
As Privacy and Data Protection compliance is an outsourced DPO’s full time role, they are well versed in the requirements of the legislation and what Regulators look for in compliance. They are up to date with the latest best practice or hot topics and bring the experience of diverse businesses and their methods to the role.
Role of DPO
The role of the DPO is set out in the GDPR as being:
In practice this means that a DPO needs to link into the people within a business who are responsible for handling personal data – this might be a compliance or legal role, or senior member for smaller businesses – to understand the processing of personal data at both a strategic and operational level.
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With over 20 years experience we understand the privacy landscape and are sensitive to the need for a balanced and practical approach in achieving privacy and data protection compliance in business.