Delegate both individual and corporate responsibility for GDPR-compliance to licensed professionals from Data Privacy Office Europe.
The Regulation prescribes to assign a DPO (Data Protection Officer), i.e. a person who bears responsibility for personal data protection in instances where your business entity, in the course of its work:
A DPO is required to ensure that each and every personal data protection process within a business entity has its sole owner (process owner), who would direct the relevant activities of various departments and be held responsible for it.
Nevertheless, highly qualified DPOs to be hired are very rare. Some estimates suggest that it’s currently required to hire over 75,000 in-house DPOs in the EU only. The lack of licensed professionals is acutely felt even in Western Europe let alone countries outside the EEA.
For that reason, businesses frequently assign one of their employees to serve as a DPO, thus placing an extra burden on him/her/they, along with spending significant amounts of money and time on GDPR training courses, e.g. our GDPR Data Privacy Professional course.
There is always the risk that the DPO trained at your expense can go to another business entity, where he/she/they will be offered more favorable terms. It is also a widespread practice for a part-time DPO staff member to leave personal data tasks “for later”, as her/his/their principal work duties remain his priority.
Pursuant to the GDPR, the DPO duties can be outsourced.
Frequently, this is the most cost-effective solution, because you get an experienced and highly qualified specialist who can quickly make decisions on GDPR and be responsible for them.
CIPP/E, CIPM, CIPT, MBA, FIP
MBA, Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT).
The Regulation prescribes to appoint a DPO while the main activity of the business entity falls within Art. 37 of the GDPR, this is, basically, on a permanent basis.
Outsourcing contracts are usually concluded by us for a period of 1 or 2 years. And, later, they are renewed in case of such a necessity.
The need to enter into contractual relations for such a long period of time is due to the fact that the work of our DPOs usually starts with the alignment of your business with the requirements of the GDPR. Only this task could take some years, on the condition of strong cooperation by your staff. Hence, we encourage you to start an engagement with the “Full” service package.
Subsequently, a DPO will be rather helpful in instances of all the modifications in your business, e.g. when it comes to a new project, process or affiliate, new staff members or contractors. However, his/her/their engagement can be less sufficient, in that case, the amount of work hours can be reduced.
Familiarization with your businesses' activities and audit of the ongoing situation. Assessment of the GDPR discrepancies (gap-analysis).
Aligning your business to the GDPR requirements to a sustainable level.
Sustaining the compliance level reached. Bringing into conformity of the incoming projects and processes.
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