A Fully-Outsourced DPO Service
Our fully-outsourced DPO service allows your organisation to ensure full compliance with GDPR Articles 37-39 in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Outsourcing your DPO means you’ll receive exactly the right amount of support your organisation requires, with the ability to scale up or down in the future. This allows for substantially more flexibility – and substantially less overhead – than hiring an in-house Data Protection Officer.
Our expert DPOs adhere strictly to the tasks set out in Article 39, including:
In addition to their obligations listed under Article 39, our outsourced DPOs complete any and all necessary tasks related to personal data processing:
Qualified Outsourced DPO’s
The law says that you should appoint a DPO on the basis of their professional qualities, and in particular, experience and expert knowledge of data protection law. Whilst it doesn’t specify the precise credentials they are expected to have, it does say that this should be proportionate to the type of processing you carry out, taking into consideration the level of protection the personal data requires.
So, where the processing of personal data is particularly complex or risky, the knowledge and abilities of the DPO should be correspondingly advanced enough to provide effective oversight. It would therefore be an advantage for your DPO to also have a good knowledge of your industry or sector, as well as your data protection needs and processing activities.
All of our outsourced DPOs have achieved or are working towards the Certified Information Privacy Professional of Europe (CIPP/E) Qualification.
Do You Need An Outsourced DPO?
You are legally required to appoint a DPO if you meet any of the following criteria:
You can appoint a Outsourced Data Protection Officer on a voluntary basis to give your organisation and its stakeholders added assurance and to also further demonstrate and meet accountability requirements under the GDPR. A Data Protection Officer can be a member of staff or an appointed 3rd party retained on a service contract.
Importance of The Role
Whilst not always a full-time role, DPOs are required to be independent and have specialist data protection expertise. This role is becoming increasingly important due to the The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) having the ability and power to impose significant financial penalties when organisations fail to protect personal data. The risk of reputational damage proving potentially terminal for an organisation.
*A UK GDPR Gap Analysis is required for all Medium & Large/Enterprise Business’ before the DPO contract starts
The Benefits of Outsourcing Your DPO
Fundamentally, we believe that all these benefits, and more, combined mean a Bruce & Butler Outsourced DPO provides far greater value for this key role than is possible from a small team, a single independent contractor or an internal employee.