Having a DPO is one of the key ways of demonstrating GDPR compliance irrespective of the legal requirement.

Data Privacy Services provides the role of Data Protection Officer (DPO) as a service for organisations that either require this service due to the mandatory requirements below or those who wish to demonstrate an enhanced level of GDPR compliance to the ICO and their business partners (e.g. as a visible part of their compliance framework).

WHY DO YOU NEED A DATA PROTECTION OFFICER (DPO)?

REASON #1
Is a public authority (except for courts acting in their judicial capacity)
REASON #2
Carries out large scale systematic monitoring of individual (for example online behavioural tracking)
REASON #3
Carries out large scale processing of special categories of data or data relating to criminal convictions and offences)

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OVERVIEW OF THE STANDARD DPO SERVICE

Our standard DPO service includes all of the key elements below. The level of this service depends upon the DPO time required.

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LEVELS OF DPO SERVICES WE OFFER

We offer four levels of service, typically select the one that reflects the amount of time you need from a DPO.

LEVEL #1

Quarterly DPO meeting onsite (half day)
Quarterly DPO status report
Breach Incident Management & ICO liaison
Telephone and Email advice and guidance (up to 2 hours)

LEVEL #2

Bi-Monthly DPO meeting onsite (half day)
Bi-Monthly DPO status report
Breach Incident Management and ICO liaison
Telephone and Email advice and guidance (up to 4 hours)
MOST
POPULAR

LEVEL #3

Monthly DPO meeting onsite (half day)
Monthly DPO status report
Breach Incident Management and ICO liaison
Telephone and Email advice and guidance (up to 8 hours)

CUSTOM

Meeting frequency as required
DPO status reporting as required
Breach Incident Management & ICO liaison
Telephone and Email advice and guidance (as required)
Service designed to meet your needs

 

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COST EFFECTIVE & MUCH REQUIRED...

“GDPR? You made it so simple. The data protection compliance framework, which is provided, and your constant communication made the work easier and much faster than anticipated. I just worked through the framework, section by section, made the necessary changes and implemented what was required. Thanks, DPS!”

Tony Huggins, Operations Manager - NIC Instruments LTD
helpful and knowledgeable...

“After making enquires with several companies in regard to GDPR, we found DPS to be not only the most cost-effective solution but also very genuine, helpful and knowledgeable on the subject. I would recommend his services if you are in any doubt of the processes to be GDPR compliant.”

David Kennett, Head of Technology & Operations - Storetech
advice was clear...

“We found DPS to be most helpful with GDPR readiness and working towards compliance, DPS were particularly pro-active in their ability to pinpoint the areas that we needed to work on as a priority. The advice was clear and easy to follow and their response swift if we had any queries relating to GDPR.”

Esha Gungadin, Finance Director - SOS leak detection
WHY OUTSOURCE THE DPO ROLE?

The role of a DPO is a specialist one, requiring a thorough understanding of GDPR, broader data privacy management and information security.

Many organisations now require a DPO that wouldn’t have considered it necessary previously, even some very small organisations now legally require one. Hiring a DPO is not straightforward, not only do they demand a fairly high salary (circa £70K per annum) but their availability in the market place is challenging due to the lack of trained resources looking for a role of this nature. Organisations looking to recruit or assign this role from within their existing resources need to be fully aware of the rules relating to conflict of interest.

HOW TO ENGAGE A DPO FROM DATA PRIVACY SERVICES?

Engaging one of our Data Protection Officers (DPO's) for your organisation is a straightforward process.

Our DPO professionals are engaged on an annual basis.  Our clients subscribe monthly to the service, the cost of which depends upon the level of service required.  This level is determined by the time commitment required from the organisation for the DPO.

Simply review the standard service and the different levels of service that are available.  Choose the one that most appropriately meets your organisations requirements and get in touch.  We will review these with you and then agree the most suitable service to implement.

DPO - ADDITIONAL SERVICES

We provide ad-hoc DPO additional services including:

Compliance Audits
We carry out GDPR compliance audits on an ad-hoc basis as required. These audits are vital in assessing your current compliance status and helps you demonstrate compliance to your business partners.
Impact Assessments
We undertake data privacy impact assessments. These assessment are important in reviewing your level of risk exposure for key processing systems and are a major component in demonstrating compliance.
Privacy Software
We are authorised resellers for a number of privacy management software solutions. These solutions help you manage your on-going compliance along with auditing the processing of personal data.

 

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