Cost Effective DPO Service
A Data Protection Officer is a key player in facilitating and monitoring regulatory compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the appointment is required by law for all public authorities and many private organisations.
Even where the GDPR does not specifically require the appointment of a DPO, it is seen as a matter of good practice to appoint one and is an important asset in the demonstration of compliance.
The Regulation allows organisations to outsource the DPO role to an external provider. You can of course, appoint someone internally, or hire someone to a full time post. DPO’s are required to have expert knowledge of the GDPR and should have experience in data privacy practice. Also, the post holder cannot have a conflict of interest, for example, if you are in any way responsible for decisions about the data collected, i.e. you are the managing director, CEO or CISO, you cannot claim independence from the processing operation and therefore will have a conflict of interest. With a shortage of individuals trained to handle DPO responsibilities, outsourcing these tasks and duties can help your business to address the compliance demands of the GDPR while you stay focused on your core business activities.
Compliance is not a target, it’s a continuous journey.
At CaPS we firmly believe that complying with data privacy laws should not be a target, it’s a continuous journey that needs to be baked into the daily operation of your business. Working with us gives you access to a wide range of services from our Gap Analysis to Policy and Procedure production and expert advice on all matters relation to data protection.
Working with an external provider negates any conflict of interest and provides expert objective and independent advice and guidance, giving you access to a wide set of skills obtained through working both in the private and public sector. Get in touch with us now to discuss how we can work together.