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Virtual Data Protection Officer (VDPO)

A Data Protection Officer (DPO) is a personal data security leadership role created by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Find out more about a Virtual Data Protection Officer.
21.06.19 AAG Digital

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, a 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