VIRTUAL DATA PROTECTION OFFICER - (VDPO)

What is a DPO?

A Data Protection Officer (DPO) is a personal data security leadership role created by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Who Must have a DPO?

Public bodies and, in certain circumstances, private businesses.

Who Should have a DPO?

GDPR encourages all businesses to appoint a DPO.

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Here are the Features of having a Virtual Data Protection Officer:

·         Highly-skilled, UK Lawyer led, team of specialists

·         Expert knowledge of data protection law and practices

·         Integrity and high professional ethics

·         Independent in role and tasks

·         Intermediary with Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

·         Strategic advisor on the responsible, effective and innovative use of personal data

·         Comprehensive regular reports advise on appropriate data security measures and risk mitigation

·         Retained service

Here are the Benefits of a VDPO:

·         A ‘one-stop shop’ for all your data protection needs

·         Bound by secrecy and confidentiality

·         Facilitates compliance and helps create a competitive advantage

·         Plays a key role in fostering a data protection culture

·         Help with GDPR implementation

·         No need for expensive in-house data protection staff

·         Monthly payments with no large up-front costs

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