The GDPR makes it mandatory for certain organisations to appoint a DPO.
Even for organisations where there is no mandatory obligation to appoint a DPO, it may be useful to appoint a DPO or designated data protection manager on a voluntary basis.
By appointing a DPO, organisations can demonstrate accountability and facilitate compliance with their data protection obligations. For organisations that do this well, data protection compliance can become a competitive advantage, setting your organisation apart from competitors and building
trust and confidence amongst customers, consumers and other key stakeholders.
For those organisations who do not wish to appoint a staff member as their DPO, Pembroke Privacy offers an outsourced DPO service.
A Pembroke Privacy outsourced DPO will be appointed to your organisation for an agreed term. Your outsourced DPO will be your own dedicated DPO resource supported by a panel of Pembroke Privacy data protection consultants with access to Pembroke Privacy’s toolkit of data protection know how, technologies and processes.
Your outsourced DPO can either work in house or off site or a combination of both, depending on your requirements.
At the beginning of the engagement there will be an immersion period when your outsourced DPO will be inducted into your organisation so he/she gains a deep understanding of your business and gets to know staff members.
Your outsourced DPO will play a key role in fostering a data protection culture while understanding the complexities and demands of your business.