DPO AS A SERVICE
DPO as a service is a practical and cost-effective solution for organisations that don’t have the requisite data protection expertise and knowledge to fulfil their data protection officer (DPO) obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
By outsourcing DPO tasks and duties to a managed service provider, you get access to expert advice and guidance that helps you to address the compliance demands of the GDPR while staying focused on your core business activities.
The GDPR recognises the DPO as a key player in facilitating regulatory compliance, with their appointment mandatory for all public authorities and many private organisations. Even where the GDPR does not specifically require the appointment of a DPO, it is highly encouraged as a matter of good practice and to demonstrate compliance.
Many organisations, particularly smaller ones, may find that the DPO responsibilities are a challenge to deliver, given the breadth of knowledge required on data processing and data security operations, and the requisite familiarity with the GDPR.
The Regulation allows organisations to outsource the DPO role to an external provider. With a shortage of individuals trained to handle DPO responsibilities, outsourcing these tasks and duties can help your organisation to address the compliance demands of the GDPR while staying focused on your core business activities.