Data Protection Officer as a service

DPOaaS – Data Protection Officer as a service

Data is a big part of day to day business in 2021. Most organisations collect, store and analyse data on a daily basis, which means they need to ensure they’re complying with the law and using that data safely. A Data Protection Officer as a Service DPOaaS can help with that.

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What is a Data protection officer?

A data protection officer is an individual responsible for overseeing the implementation of an organisation’s data protection strategy. This is a security leadership role mandated by the General Data Protection Regulation.

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What does a data protection officer do?

The main duties and requirements of a DPO include:

  • Educating members of an organisation about their data responsibilities
  • Engaging in the training of staff re: data processing
  • Auditing to ensure compliance
  • Monitoring the performance of data protection practices within the company
  • Maintaining meticulous records of data processing activities and the purpose of said activities
  • Communicating with the subjects of data to make them aware of how their data is being processed and what their rights are in regards to having it erased, as well as the measures the company has put in place to ensure that this information is stored, used, and erased (where necessary) safely.

What does DPO stand for in data protection?

A DPO is basically a Data Protection Officer. This is a security leadership role, often required by the government to ensure companies abide by the GDPR regulations

Which organisations need a DPO officer?

According to UK GDPR rules, a company or organisation must appoint a DPO if the following apply:

  • They are a public body or authority (excluding courts)
  • Their main activities include the large scale processing of data that relate to criminal offences and/or convictions
  • Their main activities necessitate regular, large scale monitoring of individuals, such as tracking their behaviour online

Of course, data breaches are a serious business for any organization, and whether you are legally required to appoint a DPO or not, doing so is a very effective way for you to ensure you keep staff and client data safe and avoid any embarrassing data breaches.

If you are unsure whether you may fall under UK GDPR rules, you should seek professional advice immediately.

Why outsource the DPO role to an external provider?

Under UK GDPR rules and DPA 2018, appointing a stat protection officer is mandatory for many public authorities and private companies. Even when there is no explicit requirement for a DPO to be appointed it is highly advisable to do so as a symbol of good practice and because it will enable your company or organisation to ensure that full compliance is met.

Lots of companies, especially small businesses, may feel intimidated by the GDPR rules and the responsibilities of appointing a suitable DPO. This is not surprising considering the depth and breadth of knowledge that a data protection officer must have. DPOs need to have an extensive knowledge of everything from the latest GPA and DPA 2018 legislation to data processing and security. It can be difficult to find an existing member of staff who fits the bill.

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Get on top of GDPR

The good news is, it is perfectly permissible within the regulations to outsource your company’s DPO role to an external professional. This can help you to very quickly get a handle on your data responsibilities and ensure that your organisation is fully compliant.

Save money

Another benefit of outsourcing your DPO role to a DPOaaS is that it tends to be far more cost-effective to use a contractor than it does to hire a DPO on a full-time wage.

Increase efficiency

When you choose DPOaaS you are choosing a seasoned professional to take care of all of your data needs on your behalf,. It’s fair to say, then, that they’ll be just about as efficient as it is possible to be, getting, and keeping, you and your company up to speed, and keeping your compliant, fast.

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