Why Do You Need a Data Protection Officer?
Article 37 of the GDPR requires the designation of a Data Protection Officer in cases where a public authority or body carries out data processing. The core activities of an institution consist of processing operations which, by virtue of nature, scope and purpose, require regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects on a large scale. Institutions failing to designate a DPO stand the risk of being subjected to fines up to 10 million EUR or up to 2% of the annual global turnover of the preceding financial year, whichever is higher.
Benefits of DPO Services
- Overseeing GDPR compliance adherence
- Safeguarding the rights of data subjects
- Contact point for data subjects and supervisory authority
- Understanding Data Protection Impact Assessment requirement(s)
- Personal data breach support
- Data protection awareness training
- Performing audits and reporting non-conformities
Benefits of An Outsourced Data Protection Officer
- Helping develop a greater understanding of the requirements of higher education’s data processing
- Meeting the independent requirements of a DPO without compromising existing internal duties or roles
- Reducing overhead costs associated with employing an internal DPO
- Eliminating key personal dependency risks related to an internal DPO
- Quick access to specialized, skilled, and experienced consultants in the event of a personal data breach, supervisory authority investigation, or other privacy impact events