DATA PRIVACY & GOVERNANCE
Data Protection Officer (DPO) as a Service
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
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.
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.
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.
See what our clients say about us
Churches and ministries are the heart of what we do at Planning Center…As their data management providers, trust is our number one most valuable asset. By working with Calligo, we’ve greatly increased the trust our churches have with us and the trust their congregations have with them, empowering them to do their jobs even better. The impact of our work with Calligo has consequences that reach far beyond our business and our bottom line.
Product Manager, Planning Center
Our response to COVID-19 was a once in a lifetime challenge of data collection, access, security, privacy and speed……. We needed a team that was experienced enough to appreciate the reasoning behind our data architecture, skilled enough to augment the approach, and then able to help us deploy initiatives off it into the public domain professionally, rapidly, responsibly and ethically – a team like Calligo.
Chief Operating Officer, Government of Jersey
People Also Asked Us…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.