Data Protection Officer / Data Privacy Consultant

Data Protection Officers are now mandatory for many organisations under data protection law.  Where an organisation wishes to appoint a DPO or data privacy consultant, Data Compliant provides a personal, affordable service to organisations without the budget, resource, expertise, or appetite to appoint an internal DPO. 

Clients’ time and resource needs vary – we have a flexible approach and work with our clients to assess the balance between your internal time, expertise and resource, and the amount of our time that you need – whether that’s as little as half a day per month, or several days per week.  

Appointing a DPO

Data Compliant begins by helping organisations assess the need for a mandatory – or voluntary – DPO.  Where a DPO is not required, Data Compliant provides qualified consultants to help clients understand and navigate international data protection compliance.

Where a DPO is needed, our DPOs will help you address your international data protection obligations without distracting your core team from their daily business activities. Individual DPOs specialise in specific business and industry sectors. Our clients also benefit from the shared knowledge and experience of the full DPO and consultancy team. 

For more information about DPOs, have a look at these videos which explains what is a DPO, why a DPO is needed, what a DPO does, the skill sets needed, and so on.

DPO Role

Our DPOs are all compliance and subject matter experts covering a range of business sectors. The DPO’s role is to:

  • Help you interpret international data protection legislation 
  • Establish how it affects your business
  • Advise your senior officers how to achieve strategic goals compliantly
  • Determine governance, compliance and security measures needed
  • Embed data protection throughout your organisation

Key Deliverables from DPO-as-a-Service

  • Monitor and advise on data compliance and security requirements (GDPR, DPA 2018, PECR and e-Privacy; CPPA / CPRA and other international legislation)
  • Provide updates on ongoing developments and changes in the regulations
  • Provide awareness and training throughout the organisation
  • Provide updates on regulatory developments
  • Guidance with personal data systems and processes
  • Enterprise-wide awareness and training
  • Liaison with Supervisory Authorities
  • Assist with Subject Access Requests and other data subject rights
  • Guidance in development and embedding of Information Security Management System policies and procedures
  • Guidance with record-keeping and risk registers
  • Ongoing risk assessment and risk management
  • Guidance on Fair processing statements, T&Cs, Privacy & Cookie policies
  • Data sharing / data processor agreements
  • Assistance in developing processes around data privacy by design and default (Data privacy impact assessments; legitimate interests assessments and similar)
  • Support businesses in events such as data breach, ICO investigations, subject access requests, or data subject complaints

To chat about your needs, email or call 01787 277742