Virtual Data Protection Officer

Outsource the DPO role

A certified Data Protection Officer (DPO) will assist an organisation in their responsibilities of data protection.  It is a role required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) along with other regulators around the world. Data Protection Officers are responsible for overseeing data protection strategy and implementation to ensure compliance with GDPR requirements.

A virtual Data Protection Officer will have the following attributes to support a business in their data protection journey while not being required to be a full time employee of the business:

  • Legal knowledge of data protection regulations (DPA 2018/GDPR/PECR)
  • Able to co-ordinate and advise
  • Knowledge of the company operations (Gap analysis)
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of industry codes of practice/standards
  • This is an advisory role only (the data owners are responsible for the day to day processing of data)
  • Will be an external ‘virtual’ member of the business
  • Advising on Data Privacy Impact Assessments