An outsourced DPO (data protection officer) service for organisations that are either required to appoint a DPO under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) or have chosen to do so to protect the personal data they process.
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 appoint a DPO internally, 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 a qualified and experienced expert, helping you comply with your GDPR obligations without losing focus on your core business activities.
Expert support: Accessing specialist expertise from experienced DPOs with the right skillset to navigate the new data processing and data security landscape can be difficult, time-consuming and expensive. By outsourcing to us, your organisation benefits from:
Our clients operate in a variety of industries and services and range from small businesses and public bodies to international corporations. Our DPO team has experience advising clients across a wide variety of sectors, including health and social care, education, professional services, financial institutions, retail, technology, media and telecoms.
We only advise on data protection, privacy, and cyber and information security, which means our team has sector-specific knowledge and experience, and visibility of the latest trends, best practice, developments and challenges. We tailor our services to your requirements.
Our clients view us as part of their teams and we are known for our pragmatic, commercial advice. We won’t just identify an issue or advise on the law; we provide you with a practical solution to suit your specific needs.
Once engaged, we will carry out a gap analysis, produce a report and put in place a remediation plan. We will appoint a DPO and a second from our team of experienced professionals and work with you to develop and maintain your ongoing GDPR compliance.
Our services are scoped individually and sold in bundles of hours, typically 50, 100, 150 and 200 hours per annum. All of our services are flexible to suit you and tailored to your organisation’s needs. We will work with you to scope a solution that suits your requirements and budget.
GRCI Law provides a full suite of data privacy and data protection services that will support your ongoing GDPR compliance – Privacy as a Service (PaaS). We offer a number of solutions, which can be purchased as standalone services or in a bespoke PaaS package that combines the elements best suited to your needs. Our PaaS solution lets you outsource all your data privacy consultancy needs under a single contract. We will take care of your data protection and data privacy, leaving you to focus on running your business.
We only advise on data protection, privacy, and cyber and information security. Our team of qualified DPOs have decades of experience between them and have advised on, created and delivered effective data protection solutions including:
You will be supported by a dedicated DPO with access to the wider GRCI Law team’s knowledge and expertise.
Many of our clients find that they need more support than just a DPO. Our flexible services can grow with your business and adapt to your needs.
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.
GRCI Law has completed the NHS Data Security and Protection (DSP) Toolkit online self-assessment tool which allows organisations to measure their performance against the National Data Guardian’s 10 data security standards, providing the assurance (to all NHS clients) that we are practising good data security and that personal information is handled correctly. If you process NHS patient data in any capacity, GRCI Law is able to assist you with all your data privacy requirements.
If you need assistance to become compliant with the DSP Toolkit, our sister company IT Governance Ltd offers several options to help you complete this exacting requirement.
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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.