Data protection is a complex and time-consuming process. Organizations often struggle to comply with various Data Protection laws due to a lack of resources and time. This is when organizations look for outsourced DPO Consulting Services. Data Protection Officer (DPO) advisory service is designed to assist the organization with their legal obligations and responsibility towards various Data Protection laws. Data Protection Officer is a qualified individual who oversees an organization’s Data protection and processing activities. The DPO is required to guide and ensure that an organization complies with the law, and acts in accordance with the industry’s best data protection practices. For some organizations, it is mandatory to appoint a DPO, but in general, it is recommended for all organizations to hire one. But, appointing a full-time DPO may not always be a feasible option for organizations. That’s when availing DPO Consulting Services proves beneficial for organizations. Outsourced DPO services will ensure you are compliant with the regulations and meet industry standard norms.
We spend significant time with your senior management in Scope Definition which includes timelines, responsibilities, and budget for the implementation. Wherever possible, we provide inputs to consolidate scope thereby cutting down on project cost and timelines.
Assess all of your organization's security policies be it formal/informal.
Assess all of your organization's privacy policies be it formal/informal.
Assess your training programs and efforts.
Assess your organization's risk analysis efforts and documentation.
Assess your organization's physical environment for potential violations.
Provide specific guidance on how to fix problems related to Data protection.
Frontend the organisation for various client meetings audits and even at the ICO.
Appointing a Data Protection Officer is compulsory for all organizations collecting and/or processing Personal Data of Citizens of EU (under article 37 of GDPR). So, organizations that lack the resources of appointing a full-time DPO may require DPO Advisory Services.
Under article 37 of GDPR, it is a mandate to appoint a DPO for an organization collecting or processing Personal Data.
DPO needs to have prior proven experience, expertise, and knowledge in Data Protection law. The DPO should have the industry experience and knowledge of the types of processing your organization does.
The DPO hired is under a service contract. They are not employees but report to the board thereby free from any undue influence, and so they work independently of the Data Controller as stated by the law.