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Data Protection Officer as a Service

Many organisations simply do not have the resources and data protection expertise to meet their DPO (Data Protection Officer) obligations as required under GDPR.

A cost-effective and practical solution in these circumstances is DPO as a Service (DPOaaS). This is where DPO tasks and duties are outsourced to a managed service provider who can deliver the advice and expertise needed to help those organisations meet the requirements of the GDPR, freeing up valuable time for focusing on core business activities.

Outsourcing the DPO

The DPO is recognised in the GDPR as a key player in facilitating regulatory compliance. It is mandatory for many private organisations and all public authorities to appoint a DPO. Where the GDPR does not specifically require it, it is still highly encouraged as a matter of good practice and to demonstrate compliance.

For many organisations, DPO responsibilities can be a challenge to deliver, particularly given the expertise needed on data processing, cyber-resilience and data security operations, and the requisite familiarity with the legal aspects of the GDPR and other local data protection laws.

The GDPR allows organisations to outsource the DPO role to an external provider. With a shortage of individuals trained to handle DPO responsibilities, outsourcing these tasks and duties can help organisations to address the compliance demands of the GDPR and avoid distracting key personnel within a team from their core business activities.

Benefits of an External DPO

  • Access to DPO and data protection experts when you need them

  • Cost-effective way to achieve GDPR compliance

  • No internal conflict between departments

  • Cost effective solution compared to a permanent employee

Services include:

  • Dedicated support from a qualified DPO team

  • GDPR gap analysis and report

  • Service packages tailor to organisation’s needs and budget         

  • The annual consultation allowance includes the following:                                            

  • Review and advice on privacy policies, procedures and documentation relating to the processing of personal data

  • Oversee the establishment and maintenance of the personal data processing register

  • Advise on the necessity of a data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

  • Provide guidance on data breach monitoring, management and reporting

  • Serve as the contact point for data protection authorities for all data protection issues

  • Provide advice and guidance on responses to privacy rights requests

  • Specialist GDPR awareness training and the training of staff

  • Monitor compliance with the GDPR

  • Quarterly report for senior management to ensure corporate governance of the Regulation

For more information about our GDPR and ISO 27001 services, please contact us on:

+44 207 887 2618 or email

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