Project Description

Data Protection Officer Service


Outsource the role of Data Protection Officer with us!

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  • Do you need someone to fill a data privacy officer position in your organization?
  • Are you struggling to find competent resources with legal, technical and communication skills to fill that role?
  • Are you constrained by budget and time in finding a cost effective solution?
  • Do you want to fill a resource gap today?

If you answered yes to one or more of the questions above, then our Data Privacy Officer as a Service (DPOaaS) is the solution!

WHAT IS IT?


DPO as a service is a cost-effective solution for organisations without the necessary time or in-house data protection expertise.

We offer a governance and compliance service, with measurable ROI.

WHY YOU NEED IT?


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.

Other Options!


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] and there’s no prohibition on combining job roles or upskilling internal staff to take on data protection duties.
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.

Our Service Benefits


  • Outsourcing DPO responsibilities, tasks and duties can help your organisation address the compliance demands of GDPR

  • As your registered DPO we will assist your organisation on all matters relating to privacy and data protection as well as GDPR compliance

  • The DPO will provide guidance on privacy and data protection tasks, staff training, and can serve as an independent expert both internally as well as towards customers and any supervisory authorities

  • The DPO can take over all key tasks required by GDPR and all roles can be adjusted towards specific needs. The role of an outsourced DPO includes the tasks described in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, article 37-39

  • We can help update your ISMS ISO 27001 or NIST CSF controls to comply with ISO-27701:2019 & NIST Privacy Framework extended controls.

  • We can act as a board advisor/member for investor requirements and consumer confidence.

WHY YOU NEED IT?


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.

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WHAT YOU GET!


As part of our service, we ensure that governance and technical controls are being implemented effectively. To that end, we include a free annual GDPR audit designed assess the policies, procedures and activities used by the organisation when processing personal data. This will identify any risks and assist with the implementation of mitigating actions to ensure ongoing compliance with GDPR.

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WHAT YOU GET!


Annual GDPR Audit

As part of our service, we ensure that governance and technical controls are being implemented effectively. To that end, we include a free annual GDPR audit designed assess the policies, procedures and activities used by the organisation when processing personal data. This will identify any risks and assist with the implementation of mitigating actions to ensure ongoing compliance with GDPR.

  • Outsourcing DPO responsibilities, tasks and duties can help your organisation address the compliance demands of GDPR

  • As your registered DPO we will assist your organisation on all matters relating to privacy and data protection as well as GDPR compliance

  • The DPO will provide guidance on privacy and data protection tasks, staff training, and can serve as an independent expert both internally as well as towards customers and any supervisory authorities

  • The DPO can take over all key tasks required by GDPR and all roles can be adjusted towards specific needs. The role of an outsourced DPO includes the tasks described in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, article 37-39

  • We can help update your ISMS ISO 27001 or NIST CSF controls to comply with ISO-27701:2019 & NIST Privacy Framework extended controls.

  • We can act as a board advisor/member for investor requirements and consumer confidence.

Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers is your data protection officer. He’s a seasoned security veteran of 25 years whose led the data privacy and PCI-DSS compliance program for 3 years at AXA Insurance Ireland and 2 years at the Co-Op Bank in Manchester. Paul has extensive experience working with Legal departments for US firms such as Philadelphia Insurance and the former Lehman brothers as VP of Internal Audit in mid-town, Manhattan. He’s also worked on various e-Discovery projects with legal teams on foot of SEC investigation (@Vesey St office) led discovery requests for US and Irish firms.
He is CIPP/E, CISSP and CISA certified and formerly SANS-GWAPT pen tester certified and a regular contributor to article and webinars on governance topics.

We operate a simple no hidden fee price structure, with a range of service options to suit.


All invoicing is through an Irish registered ltd company

Hourly

60/P.Hr
    • No Contract
    • 20 MIN Billing Increments
    • Best Option for Advisory Type Services

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Daily

450/Day
    • 7.5 Hr Day
    • No Contract
    • Dedicated Resource Days
    • Best Option for small projects

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Advisor

800/MO
    • Data Protection Advisor Role
    • Consultant on most GDPR areas
    • 2 Day Monthly Commit
    • €400 Each Addtl Day

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DPO

1300/MO
    • Data Protection Officer Role
    • Register As Your DPO
    • Fully Qualified & Experienced
    • 3 Day Commit p.mo.
    • €425 Addtl days

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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] and there’s no prohibition on combining job roles or upskilling internal staff to take on data protection duties.
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.

WHO IS YOUR DPO!


Paul Rogers

Paul Rogers is your data protection officer. He’s a seasoned security veteran of 25 years whose led the data privacy and PCI-DSS compliance program for 3 years at AXA Insurance Ireland and 2 years at the Co-Op Bank in Manchester. Paul has extensive experience working with Legal departments for US firms such as Philadelphia Insurance and the former Lehman brothers as VP of Internal Audit in mid-town, Manhattan. He’s also worked on various e-Discovery projects with legal teams on foot of SEC investigation (@Vesey St office) led discovery requests for US and Irish firms.
He is CIPP/E, CISSP and CISA certified and formerly SANS-GWAPT pen tester certified and a regular contributor to article and webinars on governance topics.


About GDPR


GDPR came into effect in 2018 and introduced many new requirements that companies are obliged to adopt and manage at pain of significant fines and sanctions for non-compliance.
By all accounts, meeting this new compliance burden has been challenging as Mazars reporting bears this out in it’s recent GDPR survey. It reported that only 8% of firms consider themselves as fully compliant while 61% feel overwhelmed by administrative burden and 28% do not have basic record of documentation. Perhaps most importantly 71% of firms reported a personal data breach to authorities.
Other reporting from the Reuters 2020 cost of compliance report tells us that data protection is a top 3 challenge globally for compliance departments as the twin challenges of regulatory overhead and skills shortages hit hard. With this regulatory landscape in mind, it’s not surprising that firms are increasingly looking at all all options including outsourced services as a risk mitigation measure to “stay on top of things” in their approach to data protection.
This is where we see a value add to organisations who are rising to the challenge of GDPR. Our data protection officer service or (DPOaaS) offers you a flexible approach to staffing your compliance function.
Our service offering provides you with a technical and legal savvy resource who can provide interim or extended period services from as little as 8 hours per month on a flat day rate basis.

Register us as your DPO of record and we’ll handle all interactions with the DPC office and become a central point of contact for formal queries or complaints.

Effective data privacy is based on a solid understanding of legal principles and effective communication. Communication with supervisory authorities, customers, processors and internal stakeholders at all levels of the organisation. This is an area we believe we excel in.

GDPR was introduced over 2 years ago and introduced many new requirements that companies are obliged to adopt and manage at pain of significant fines and sanctions for non-compliance.
By all accounts, meeting this new compliance burden has been challenging two years on as Mazars reported in it’s recent GDPR survey. It reported that only 8% of firms consider themselves as fully compliant while 61% feel overwhelmed by administrative burden and 28% do not have basic record of documentation. Perhaps most importantly 71% of firms reported a personal data breach to authorities.
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More Features


  • General Documentation Support
  • Expert Advisory Services
  • BCR Creation / Support
  • Incident Management
  • DPIA’s and Remediation
  • GDPR Policy Development
  • Staff Training
  • DLP Policies & Enforcement
  • DPO Registration with SA

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