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.
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
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