Outsourced DPO

The Outsourced Data Protection Officer (DPO) service is designed to satisfy an organisation’s legal responsibility to designate a DPO, whether that be mandatory or voluntary.

DPO Overview

If you are lawfully required to appoint a DPO, or choose to appoint one voluntarily – consider an outsourced Data Protection Officer arrangement.

Why choose our outsourced Data Protection Officer services?

We are an established data protection and information security consultancy with international experience, our team are involved in outsourced DPO responsibilities across different business sectors and provide invaluable expert advice.

Special Delivery

Under business as usual (BAU) the Outsourced DPO undertakes or commissions the following tasks:

  • reviewing documentation (e.g. policies and procedures)
  • attending client sites to monitoring work practice compliance
  • providing training/raising awareness about data protection issues/priorities
  • undertaking or advising on DPIAs, security incident investigations, or rights requests
  • advising on processor contracts and sharing agreements
  • undertaking periodic data compliance audits
  • submitting periodic compliance assurance reports to senior management
  • liaison with and representing the client to the ICO and data subjects
  • testing information security controls

The DPO will also maintain or check the maintenance of:

  • information asset registers
  • appropriate privacy information
  • personal data breach logs
  • data subject rights request logs
  • information risk register
  • other elements of the information governance framework

Flexible DPO outsourcing

Providing we can undertake the function of a Data Protection Officer as envisaged by the law, we will work with you to design an appropriate outsourced DPO service that meets your operational needs, your budget, and ensures you remain within the law with regard to the role and responsibilities of the DPO.

Accountability

Our account support team in Leeds will send to you, at the end of every month, a statement of the time expended on the provision of the outsourced DPO service making for transparency and accountability.

Click here to discuss how we can help you with outsourcing a DPO.

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    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    We have been receiving complaints over the last few weeks from people who have received unsolicited direct marketing calls from a company called The Protection People.  We should like to point out that we are Data Protection People and have nothing to do with those calls.

    We have been advising those people who have contacted us that they should make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) using this link https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/nuisance-calls-and-messages/spam-texts-and-nuisance-calls/.  It would be helpful to the ICO if you knew the number that called you, the date and time of the call and what the call seemed to be about.

    You might also want to register your phone number with the telephone preference service (TPS), a national suppression service which should cut down calls of this nature as it is not lawful to make unsolicited direct marketing calls to numbers registered on the TPS.  You can register your number here https://www.tpsonline.org.uk/register.

    We know that these kind of calls can be distressing and intrusive and you have our sympathy.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss it with us otherwise we’d encourage you to report it to the ICO as notifying them of this kind of practice enables them to investigate and take enforcement action where necessary.  You can see the action that has been taken by the ICO here https://ico.org.uk/action-weve-taken/enforcement/.

    Data Protection People Limited – March 2021

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