Since 2018, the General Data Protections Regulations (GDPR) have been in effect throughout Europe. These regulations require a high level of compliance – or else companies could be fined up to 4% of global turnover.
This means that protecting the data of your customers, clients, and vendors is of the utmost importance.
Hiring a full-time, on-site Data Protection Officer can take a bite out of an organisation’s budget, but a Virtual Data Protection Officer (DPO) can work remotely part-time, when you need them, and are much kinder to your bottom line.
A Data Protection Officer (DPO) is in charge of your company’s compliance with the GDPR. This regulation defines how businesses must handle how data is transmitted outside the European Union, as well as EU data privacy conventions for storage and sharing.
For companies without the requirement for a full-time DPO, a Virtual DPO can be a great solution to help you to be compliant with the GDPR.
A Virtual DPO works remotely, audits your systems, implements needed changes and, in general, takes control of how you handle the personal data of anyone in your information systems.
In addition, the Virtual DPO takes responsibility for the actions of your company – meaning that if one of your employees accidentally discloses data, you won’t be held accountable.
You can hire a Virtual DPO depending on your personal needs. The amount of hours they work is set by you, and is fully scalable as your requirements change.
A Virtual DPO will wear many hats as part of their goal of ensuring the privacy protections of your data – both on your servers and during transmission. This may encompass a wide variety of issues, including:
Answering data privacy questions or concerns as situations merit
Helping your IT department ensure that data is handled in a safe and compliant manner
Giving your employees the proper training when new regulations affect their tasks
Making recommendations for corrective action if one or more of your policies is non-compliant
Consulting on application development as to whether or not it is up to speed with the GDPR, and if not, suggesting changes
Guiding your team to success while maintaining complete legal compliance.
100% Security will provide you with Virtual DPO services that meet your organisations unique compliance needs. That way, you can rest easy – and know that you are completely compliant with the GDPR while you focus on your core business.