Privacy Praxis is DPO certified by the European Institute of Public Administration, which also makes it eligible as a DPO for all European institutions and all public bodies.
You must appoint a Data Protection Officer when:
You are a public authority or a public body (with the exception of the courts acting in the exercise of their jurisdictional function)
Your activities consist of processing operations which, because of their nature, scope and / or purpose, require regular and systematic large-scale monitoring of the persons concerned.
Your activities consist of large-scale processing of particular categories of data referred to in Article 9 of the GDPR (sensitive data) and personal data relating to criminal convictions and offenses.
You can also choose to appoint a data protection representative on a voluntary basis. Indeed, having a DPO is a guarantee of compliance and trust, regardless of the field in which you practice.
As established by the GDPR, the DPO must have the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out his missions. These include, among others, legal expertise, IT, risk analysis and project management. Outsourcing and the call to experts thus make it possible to fulfill this criterion, a task that is not always easy internally. Another advantage of outsourcing the DPO is the possibility of having a multidisciplinary team instead of just one internal person.
The independence, another GDPR requirement, is also facilitated by the outsourcing of the DPO. Indeed, an external DPO is necessarily external to your entity, and therefore, protected from any conflict of interest.
With the help of an expert firm, you are able to ensure ongoing GDPR support within your entity. This also covers the various notifications in the event of personal data breaches, including the notification to the data protection authority within 72 hours, as well as the responses to the exercise of the rights of the individuals concerned that must be done under 30 days.
The outsourcing of the Data Protection Officer allows you to avoid the costs of continuing DPO training. In addition, it also eliminates the need to mobilize a full-time resource internally, with outsourcing allowing you to use the DPO according to your needs and according to a pre-assessed and predetermined workload.