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DPO as a service (GDPR)

DPO as a service (GDPR)

SKU: 4855

DPO as a service is a practical and cost-effective solution for organisations that don’t have the requisite data protection expertise and knowledge to fulfil their data protection officer (DPO) obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

By outsourcing DPO tasks and duties to a managed service provider, you get access to expert advice and guidance that helps you to address the compliance demands of the GDPR while staying focused on your core business activities.

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The GDPR – outsourcing the DPO role

The GDPR recognises the DPO as a key player in facilitating regulatory compliance, with their appointment mandatory for all public authorities and many private organisations. Even where the GDPR does not specifically require the appointment of a DPO, it is highly encouraged as a matter of good practice and to demonstrate compliance.

Many organisations, particularly smaller ones, may find that the DPO responsibilities are a challenge to deliver, given the breadth of knowledge required on data processing and data security operations, and the requisite familiarity with the legal aspects of the GDPR.

The Regulation allows organisations to outsource the DPO role to an external provider. With a shortage of individuals trained to handle DPO responsibilities, outsourcing these tasks and duties can help your organisation to address the compliance demands of the GDPR while staying focused on your core business activities.


Benefits of an external DPO

  • Practical and cost-effective solution to achieve GDPR compliance.
  • 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 GDPR training and compliance solutions.


DPO as a service (GDPR)

An annual subscription service, your organisation will be assigned a dedicated DPO officer who will serve as an independent data protection expert to your organisation as set out in the GDPR.

DPO as a service (GDPR)


< 20


21 – 500


> 500


Allocation of a DPO


GDPR gap analysis and report

Prerequisite for the DPO service. 10% discount on the service.


Provide advice and guidance to the organisation on GDPR compliance

Up to three hours’ consultation per month

Up to five hours’ consultation per month

Up to eight hours’ consultation per month

The monthly consultation allowance includes the following:


Review and advise on privacy policies, procedures and documentation

15% discount on purchase of the GDPR Documentation Toolkit


Oversee the establishment and maintenance of the personal data processing register


Advise on the necessity of a data protection impact assessment (DPIA), the manner of its implementation and outcomes

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


Provide guidance on data breach monitoring, management and reporting


Serve as the contact point for data protection authorities for all data protection issues


Serve as the contact point for individuals (data subjects) on privacy matters, including subject access requests


Provide direction and facilitate GDPR awareness training and the training of staff involved in data processing operations

GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training mandatory for the internal data protection representative.

15% discount on:

Certified GDPR Foundation and Practitioner training courses.

GDPR staff awareness e-learning portal. Pricing subject to number of employees.


Monthly report for senior management to ensure corporate governance of the Regulation

DPO attendance at board meetings, where required.


Monitor compliance with the GDPR, including conducting an annual on-site audit with report


Monthly newsletter with the latest GDPR regulatory news and compliance guidance


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