DPO as a service (GDPR)

DPO as a service (GDPR)

An outsourced DPO (data protection officer) service for organisations that are obliged to appoint a DPO under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) but do not have the necessary data protection knowledge, budget or time. 

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Sourcing and appointing a DPO can be challenging. DPOs require detailed knowledge of data processing and data security operations, and familiarity with the legal aspects of the GDPR.

Although you can source a DPO from within your organisation, they must be suitably qualified; the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) recommends that a DPO be “independent, an expert in data protection, adequately resourced, and report to the highest management level”. 

GRCI Law’s DPO as a Service enables you to outsource the DPO role to an expert, helping you to comply with your GDPR obligations without losing focus on your core business activities.

Receive dedicated support from a qualified DPO team:

  • A practical and cost-effective alternative to remaining GDPR compliant.
  • Access to independent DPO expertise not available internally.
  • No conflict of interest between the DPO and other business activities.
  • Application of best practice in achieving and maintaining compliance with the GDPR.
  • Cost effective compared to an internal appointment.
  • Access to a broad range of GDPR training and compliance solutions.


What to expect

Expertise for your industry

Our DPO team has experience advising clients in a wide variety of sectors, including financial institutions, professional services, education, and health and social care, and we can tailor our service to your unique requirements.

We understand that each sector has its specific challenges, requirements, and legal and regulatory frameworks to consider. As such, we have developed special packages to help schools, and health and social care organisations comply with the GDPR.

DPO as a service for schools

As a public authority, schools are required to have a DPO. We understand the particular challenges schools face, so we’ve developed a package to offer extra support, including a schools-specific GDPR pocket guide and staff training. 

DPO as a service for health and social care

Health and social care organisations face additional challenges in achieving GDPR compliance and securing patient data. Public bodies also often face budgetary constraints, making it difficult to find someone to fulfil the DPO role internally without a conflict of interest. Our team is experienced in dealing with healthcare organisations and can offer bespoke advice without conflicts of interest arising.

Please ask for more information about DPO as a service for schools or health and social care.

This service is available in pre-purchased blocks of time or on an annual subscription basis, depending on your needs. 

DPO as a service (GDPR)

Please note that a GDPR gap analysis and report is a prerequisite for this service

If required, this will be carried out by our sister company IT Governance Ltd


An appointed DPO will provide virtual advice and guidance to help facilitate ongoing GDPR compliance on any or all of the following areas, as required: 


Review and provide guidance on privacy policies, procedures and documentation relating to the processing of personal data
Art. 39(1)(a)


Oversee the establishment and maintenance of the personal data processing register (the Article 30 Record)
Art. 39(1)(a)


Advise on the necessity of a data protection impact assessment (DPIA), the manner of its implementation and outcomes
Art. 39(1)(c)

The DPIA can be undertaken by IT Governance as a separate service


Provide guidance on data breach monitoring, management and reporting
Art. 39(1)(a)


Serve as the contact point for data protection authorities for all data protection issues 
Art. 39(1)(d) and (e)


Provide advice and guidance on responses to privacy rights requests from individuals (information, access, rectification, objection, erasure, right to data portability)
Art. 38(4)

Please note that the process management of privacy rights requests is not within the scope of the DPO service


Facilitate GDPR awareness training and the training of staff involved in data processing operations

GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training – provided as a separate service by our sister company IT Governance -  is recommended for the internal data protection representative


Monitor compliance with the GDPR
Art. 39(1)(b)

Assist  with information collection to identify personal data processing activities; verify GDPR compliance of the processing activities; provide advice and guidance on compliance best practice


Producing a quarterly report for senior management to ensure corporate governance of the Regulation

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About us

Led by our management team of experienced DPOs (data protection officers), lawyers, barristers, and information and cyber security experts, we provide DPO, breach, data privacy management, and data subject access request support, and associated non-reserved legal services.

We offer legal risk and compliance consultancy advice that you can trust, but without the burden of administrative duties and expenses that law firms must bear in order to carry out certain ‘reserved legal activities’, such as litigation, conveyancing and advocacy.

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If you have any queries or you’re unsure of how to progress, please get in touch with our team of experts who will be able to assist with your enquiry and provide guidance options.

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