By outsourcing your Data Protection Officer to Bridewell, your organisation can reduce risk and overcome compliance challenges through passing the responsibility of data protection activities to our team.
- Adopt Best Practice - With Bridewell taking complete ownership of your data protection strategy and implementation, you can optimise your programme while investing minimal time and resources.
- Achieve Regulatory Compliance - Bridewell DPOs are experts in data protection legislation - including GDPR, Data Protection Act, LGPD, PECR, and CCPA - and are capable of operating independently according to European Data Protection Board (EDPB) guidelines.
- A True Data Privacy Partner - For organisations that already have a DPO, Bridewell can instead provide our experts as additional resources to support their existing programme.
Bridewell’s data privacy experts have undergone extensive training and certification that offers significant data privacy expertise to any business. Not only does this allow them to support existing data privacy teams as they take over key data privacy responsibilities, it ensures they work as a seamless extension of your team to improve data handling processes for customers, suppliers, and employees.
Key Challenges Addressed
While many organisations recognise the importance of having a qualified and experienced Data Privacy Officer within their business, they are often challenged by a lack of quality DPOs in the market. The cyber skills shortage means that many currently lack the experience or qualifications to lead an organisation’s current data privacy function.
Even for those that can find a DPO, having them work in-house isn’t always a best fit scenario. To start, they lack independence from other business functions which can create a conflict of interest in data processing activities. Additionally, data privacy teams may become overly reliant on their in-house DPO which can reduce resilience if or when they are unavailable.
Given the reputational risks of noncompliance with regulators and the potential for major fines, finding a DPO with appropriate expertise and experience is invaluable. Outsourcing your DPO to Bridewell enables your organisation to work with a trusted data privacy partner who can deliver real value within your data privacy programme.
Comprehensive Data Protection
This includes a data privacy and cyber security management service that protects your enterprise in compulsory and non-compulsory environments alike.
Qualified Expertise and Industry Experience
Dedicated experts with deep industry experience providing DPO services across sectors will provide your business with a tailored data privacy programme.
Achieve your proposed data privacy outcomes with the support of a partner who uses technology to enable change rather than citing limitations.
Data Breach Response
In the event of a data breach, Bridewell will aid legal compliance by notifying the regulator within 72 hours and supporting your incident response.
How it Works
The first step in Bridewell’s DPO as a Service is working with key stakeholders within your organisation to prioritise key data privacy and compliance goals. By mapping processes and reviewing current data processing agreements, our team can plan how these will be updated and improved with standard contractual clauses.
Once our certified data protection experts are embedded within your organisation, they will work in collaboration with relevant individuals to draft and execute International Data Transfer Agreements and complete Data Protection Impact Assessments that embed privacy by design into business change processes.
This is followed by our team implementing the DPO role by drafting and implementing new procedures and processes where relevant - for example, Data Subject Rights and Incident Management. These procedures are continuously optimised to ensure that your data privacy requirements are met on an ongoing basis, rather than at a single point in time.
Key Features of DPO as a Service
- Data Protection Compliance Monitoring
- Advice and Insight on Data Privacy
- Practical Training of Personnel
- Data Protection Strategy Development
- Planning and Recording of Activities
- Maintaining Data Protection Plans
- Assistance with Data Impact Assessments
- Communication with Supervisory Authorities (such as the ICO)
It is highly recommended - whilst having a Data Protection Officer (DPO) may not always be a strict legal requirement, Supervisory Authorities stress the importance of organisations complying with the UK & EU GDPR, one of the requirements of which is to demonstrate accountability.
A Data Protection Officer is an independent and qualified expert in data protection, someone who is adequately resourced and reports to the highest management level in an organisation. They can help you operate within the law by advising and monitoring compliance, and hence playing a key role in your ensuring the effectiveness of your organisation’s data protection compliance programme.
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