Protecting the data privacy of customer data is simply not an option for data controllers and processors any longer. GDPR, data protection acts, fines, audits, data breaches, market pressures and greater risks around remote working have compelled companies to act. Compounding the problem, is the fact that many organisations are finding that DPO responsibilities are a challenge to deliver, given the staff costs, amount of knowledge required on data processing, data security, operations, and the legal aspects of GDPR compliance. This is often coupled with the lack of role independence of internal personnel as required by GDPR regulations.
Companies still retain in-house options when it comes to supporting their data privacy and protection obligations. It’s not yet a requirement for every company to hire a DPO [read more
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Many firms, particularly ones that are heavily constrained by budgets resort to these less than optimal arrangements in a “make-do” and “we’ve got by till now” approach.
But statistics dont lie, most breaches are caused by human error and are compounded by lack of readiness and experience of people tasked with defending the security postures of organizations.
Costs associated with defending claims, negligent security practices, third party risk, regulatory sanctions and loss of consumer confidence is just too high to risk it.
With our DPOaaS service, you don’t have to compromise on security. With a pay per use or retainer based pricing model, you get top shelf support from an industry veteran whose privacy certified and understands legal, technical and business drivers. Continue reading to find out about our service benefits.