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Managing Data Protection

Engaging a Pseudo Data Protection Officer

Every organisation that holds information which can identify a living individual must comply with the Data Protection Act. Managing data protection usually falls to a Data Protection Officer or Data Compliance Officer. They are usually a senior member of the team who has the authority to ensure that all data processing is performed within the 8 Data Protection Principles, and has sufficient knowledge to predict issues before breaches occur. For organisations who do not have the requisite knowledge, time or inclination for managing data protection we can act in that position for you.

Roles of a pseudo Data Protection Officer

If you choose to engage a Pseudo Data Protection Officer for managing data protection activities then one of our senior consultants will act in that capacity and cover such areas as:

  • performing risk assessment to identify potential breaches
  • ensuring policy documentation is in place and fit-for-purpose
  • reviewing Privacy and Cookie Polices
  • advising on physical and cyber-security to protect personal data
  • ensuring adequate training of staff is in place for their level of involvement
  • signposting to reputable third party suppliers where appropriate
  • performing annual on-site audits (where appropriate) to ensure continued compliance
  • providing a helpline during office hours
  • reporting changes to legislation
  • predicting future changes to legislation

Benefits of hiring a pseudo Data Protection Officer

Engage a Pseudo Data Protection Officer now to:

  • gain advantage from specific data protection skills that are non-existent or in short supply in-house
  • obtain ongoing benefit from the transfer of data protection skills to relevant in-house staff
  • benefit from an independent “outsider looking in” viewpoint
  • obtain rapid results, because your data protection consultant or consultancy team isn’t distracted by other tasks
  • benefit from knowledge of managing data protection, ‘best practice’ and effective solutions from other players within your industrial and/or commercial sector
  • benefit from exposure to data protection expertise gathered from other industries and sectors
  • maintain a flexible contractual relationship

Information governance and compliance is easy when you have one of our data protection consultants on your team. Use our contact form to arrange for us to contact you to discuss your information governance requirements. Otherwise, call 077483 72683 now. We can’t wait to hear from you.