The Service

For many organisations, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mandates the appointment of an independent Data Protection Officer (DPO). Since GDPR requires this role to be held by an experienced individual with a broad range of expertise, you may not have the necessary internal resources to employ and retain a full time dedicated DPO that meets this criteria.  

Whether you do not have the requisite expertise internally or cannot justify the expense of a hiring a full time DPO, DPO as a Service would be an alternative cost-effective solution for you.

This service can be carried out remotely.

The Benefits

  • Reduce the costs associated with hiring an internal full time DPO

  • Ensure continuity of service

  • Focus on your core business while outsourcing your data protection requirements

  • Avail of experienced senior consultants with wide-range expertise in data protection activities in various fields and industries

  • Develop a data protection framework for your organisation and unbiasedly monitor your compliance

  • Mitigate the risk of a conflict of interest of the DPO, required under GDPR

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The Challenge

Many organisations do not have the necessary expertise internally or the budget or need to employ full time dedicated DPO personnel, to fulfil their DPO obligations under GDPR.

Whether you are looking for a more cost-effective alternative solution to hiring a full time internal DPO or want the expertise of an experienced consultant, our tailored DPO as a Service can bridge this gap while helping you manage your compliance obligations under GDPR.

Our Process

At BH Consulting we provide you with a highly experienced senior consultant backed up by our team of data protection experts. Our DPO as a Service is flexible in delivery and tailored to align our service to your exact requirements.

We help you from initially evaluating your systems and practices through to implementing remediation roads maps. Under this service we can provide a range of data protection services such as:

  • Gap analysis

  • Data mapping (ROPA)

  • Policies review and development

  • Data protection impact assessment (DPIA)

  • GDPR Awareness training

  • Breach management

  • Subject access request (SAR) management

  • Privacy by design

  • Data protection audit

  • Risk assessment

We can also help you comply with Privacy regulations in jurisdictions outside the EU, such as with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) which came into effect in 2020.

Our experienced consultants will start with an initial workshop, where your current situation is assessed, and a subsequent annual plan is developed and agreed, outlining the activities and tasks required to become compliant. Activities will then be divided into reactive and proactive support, which in combination create a comprehensive annual data protection framework and project plan tailored to your organisation.

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