The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) defines the leadership role of Data Protection Officer (DPO) as a key role in facilitating regulatory compliance. Although GDPR does not specifically require the appointment of a DPO for every organization, it is highly encouraged as a matter of good practice and due diligence demonstration to appoint one.
Many organisations, especially the smaller ones, may find challenging to assign the DPO’s responsibilities internally, given the breadth of knowledge required in data processing and data security fields, legal aspects of GDPR as well as the time and cost needed for delivering these services. On the other hand, the Regulation allows organisations to outsource the role of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) to an external provider and this is where CDMA Services Ltd DPO as a Service offering comes in!
Our company provides you with the entire expertise of our team and can appoint a person as your company’s data protection officer (DPO) if needed. Our DPO as a Service solution is flexibly tailored to your business unique requirements, in close collaboration with top level management and key personnel, with the scope of helping your organization integrate an end to end comprehensive data privacy framework.
What are the benefits of an having an external DPO:
Cost-effectiveness compared to an internal appointment.
Application of best practices in achieving and maintaining compliance with the GDPR.
Keeping focus on business operations by outsourcing data protection related activities.
Access to independent DPO expertise which is characterised by a team of experts with different specialities
Providing continuity of service by combining on-site and remote support and taking advantage of a DPO team which builds redundancy and business continuity
Mitigation of the conflict of interest between the DPO and other business activities which increases the accountability and level of transparency for your organization.
What services are included in our DPO as a Service offering: