Data Protection Officer (DPO) as a Service

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Sidestep the difficulty of appointing a Data Protection Officer internally, and the cost of hiring, and ensure your continuous compliance and total data safety is achieved.

The appointment of an external Data Protection Officer (DPO) is increasingly necessary for organizations due to conflicts of interest that arise when appointing an internal DPO. Supervisory Authorities consider these conflicts to be a punishable breach.
The CIOs/CISOs, Heads of Legal & In-House Counsel, and Heads of Compliance are examples of internal personnel who cannot objectively scrutinize the organization’s processes because they are responsible for collecting, storing, protecting, defending, and determining how data is processed.

In contrast, an external DPO is not burdened with such conflicts of interest, allowing them to evaluate an organization’s data processing activities more objectively. This is essential for ensuring that an organization complies with the legal obligations of data processing and for representing the data subjects’ interests.

How DPO as a Service works

GAP Analysis

The Privacy Team conducts a GDPR GAP Analysis to assess a business’s maturity in eight key areas including privacy governance, personal information management, and incident management. The analysis identifies potential risks and non-conformances with GDPR.

Alignment Service

The Alignment Service takes recommendations from the GDPR GAP Analysis and creates a mobilization plan to assign responsibility of key tasks, create a schedule for completion in order to reduce risk exposure. It enables progressing maturity levels and demonstrating adherence to current laws and regulations, with a focus on high-priority areas of the privacy program.

Deploying DPOaaS

Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) as a Service offers expert support, overseeing processes, liaising with regulators, monitoring data collection practices, and providing staff guidance for GDPR and other privacy regulations. It includes an annual audit, support for breach management, and acting as a point of contact for Supervisory Authorities.

Why outsource your Data Protection Officer?

Faster to appoint
There are 10x as many DPO vacancies as there are qualified individuals, making hiring processes long and expensive, leaving you exposed in the meantime.
Flexible resourcing
The DPO role is often not a full-time position. Outsourcing your DPO to Calligo avoids unnecessary, additional staffing costs.
More skills for less cost
An organization’s requirements for a DPO are sufficiently wide and hard to find in a single person. With our collaborative team approach, you gain access to a wider set of skills, including technical, legal and information security, all at a far lower cost than recruiting each of these individually.
Ability to offer superior solutions
With Calligo, not only do you have the support of a Lead Consultant, but you also have differing focus skills across the team which enables us to create and deliver superior privacy solutions as your DPO.

Comprehensive Compliance Solutions Starting from £3495

Introducing Our Data Protection Officer (DPO) as a Service:

Finding the right Data Protection Officer (DPO) internally can be challenging and costly. Our DPO as a Service, starting from £3495, offers a cost-effective and conflict-free solution to ensure your organization’s compliance with data protection laws such as GDPR and CCPA.

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People Also Asked Us…

What is Data Protection Officer as a Service (DPOaaS)?

Data Protection Officer as a Service (DPOaaS) is a comprehensive solution provided by Calligo that offers businesses access to a dedicated Data Protection Officer (DPO) who ensures compliance with data protection regulations and helps protect sensitive information. DPOaaS provides expertise, guidance, and support to help organizations navigate the complex landscape of data privacy and maintain regulatory compliance.

Why do I need a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?

Having a Data Protection Officer is a legal requirement for certain organizations under data protection regulations, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even if not mandatory, having a DPO demonstrates your commitment to data privacy and can help you establish best practices, mitigate risks, and build trust with your customers.

What are the benefits of DPOaaS?

DPOaaS offers several benefits, including:

  • Expert guidance: A dedicated DPO with extensive knowledge and experience ensures that your organization stays compliant with data protection laws and regulations.
  • Risk management: DPOaaS helps identify and mitigate risks associated with data privacy, protecting your organization from potential fines and reputational damage.
  • Cost-effective: Outsourcing a DPO through DPOaaS eliminates the need to hire a full-time employee, reducing costs associated with recruitment, training, and salary.
  • Focus on core activities: By outsourcing data protection responsibilities, your organization can focus on its core activities while knowing that your data privacy requirements are in capable hands.
How does DPOaaS work?

With DPOaaS, Calligo provides you with a dedicated Data Protection Officer who will assess your organization’s data protection practices, develop and implement privacy policies and procedures, conduct audits, monitor compliance, and provide ongoing guidance and support. The DPO will act as a point of contact for data protection authorities and assist with data breach response and incident management.

Is my data secure with DPOaaS?

At Calligo, we prioritize data security and privacy. We have robust security measures in place to protect your data, including encryption, access controls, and regular security audits. Our DPOs are bound by strict confidentiality agreements, ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of your sensitive information.

Can DPOaaS be customized to my organization’s specific needs?

Yes, DPOaaS can be tailored to meet your organization’s specific needs. Our DPOs will work closely with you to understand your industry, data protection requirements, and organizational goals. This allows us to develop a customized data protection strategy and ensure compliance with relevant regulations.

How can I get started with DPOaaS?

To get started with DPOaaS, simply reach out to our team through the contact form or contact information provided on the DPOaaS service page. We will schedule a consultation to discuss your organization’s requirements, provide you with a tailored solution, and guide you through the implementation process.

What industries can benefit from DPOaaS?

DPOaaS can benefit organizations across various industries, including finance, healthcare, technology, e-commerce, and more. Any organization that handles personal data and wants to ensure compliance with data protection regulations can benefit from DPOaaS.

If you have additional questions or need further assistance, please feel free to contact our team. We are here to help you navigate the complexities of data protection and safeguard your organization’s sensitive information.

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