Not all organisations will need or can afford to employ a DPO and may want to instead hire the services of our Virtual Data Protection Officer. The Virtual DPO will be your DPO, on call when and if you need the DPO service. This can be as simple as advice on how to interpret the GDPR, provide training, deal with incidents, deal with the ICO or other supervisory authority on your behalf or just be a point of presence for you.
We are often asked if a DPO is needed? A DPO is mandatory in three situations.
- Where the processing is carried out by a public body;
- Where core activities require regular and systematic monitoring of personal data on a large scale;
- Where core activities involve large-scale processing of sensitive personal data.