As of 2018, the General Data Protections Regulations (GDPR) are in effect throughout Europe and the UK. These regulations will 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 will be of paramount importance. And the truth is, most companies are not prepared to deal with the time and expense of GDPR compliance.
Hiring a full-time, on-site Data Privacy Officer can take a bite out of an organisation’s budget, but a Virtual Data Privacy Officer (DPO) can work remotely part-time, when you need them, and are much kinder to your bottom line. It’s quickly becoming the choice of many companies who fear the effects of GDPR non-compliance.
A Data Privacy Officer, or DPO, is in charge of your company’s compliance with the GDPR. The GDPR is a series of regulations that define how businesses must handle how data is transmitted outside the European Union, as well as EU data privacy conventions for storage and sharing. They help you become compliant with the GDPR so as not to face fines or lose the trust or your clients.
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.
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.
Actually, it’s quite simple. Your company needs to be in compliance with the GDPR right now. A Virtual DPO makes that happen.
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.