Virtual Data Protection Officer Services in the Midlands – Economit

At a time when data protection is becoming more complicated and legislated, companies are under more pressure than ever to operationally meet the requirements of the GDPR and other data protection regulations. Economit have recognised that many companies exist that are unable to employ a full time Data Protection Officer (DPO), a role which will very soon become mandatory in certain organisations whom deal with special categories of personal data / personally identifiable information (PII). To ease the burden on your organisation, one of our Certified GDPR consultants can undertake on the role of a Virtual DPO for you.  

With the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25th May 2018, your organisation’s management of personal data will have to comply to stricter, more controlled regulated standards. As we are now creating more digital information than ever before, current laws and regulations surrounding how personal data is governed are now quickly becoming outdated and irrelevant.  

What does a Virtual DPO do?

Under these tighter regulations, companies of every size that process certain categories of personal data will now have to assign the role of a Data Protection Officer to an individual or group. This entity will be responsible for informing and advising the company and its staff about their obligations under the GDPR.

We can assign one of our experienced Virtual DPO consultants to take on this role on your behalf by working closely with your business to independently analyse and advise on your current data management, in a way which won’t disrupt your operational practices – but rather to enhance them.

As your Virtual DPO, we will manage your compliance with the GDPR by addressing the following issues:

  • Creating visibility of what personal data is processed where it is stored
  • Securing access to your data, ensuring that only available on a lease privelege/ need to know basis
  • Identifying and managing risk by assisting with process flows and the creation of DPIA’s (data protection impact assessments)
  • Introducing data retention and archival policies and techniques to assist with compliance and efficiency  

This new GDPR will ensure:

  • Data subjects have greater rights to access and control the information that companies process about them
  • Organisations must have better regimes for the management of PII data
  • Harsher fines can be introduced for non compliance after 25th May 2018

If you are a business based in Nottingham, Derby, Leicester or Birmingham, contact us for more information on our Virtual DPO service (DPO as a service) and to request further information on how we can become your Virtual DPO.