The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) made it mandatory for public authorities/bodies, and for organisations that carry out certain types of data processing activities, to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO)
Given the extensive knowledge, experience and multifaceted skillset required to carry out the role of DPO efficiently and appropriately, GDPR made it possible for organisations to appoint an outsourced or External Data Protection Officer. This is the role that HewardMills fulfils, as we have both the strength and depth of experience in dealing with challenges global businesses face in a range of sectors.
As an outsourced DPO, we provide:
- A critical link with supervisory authorities and other regulatory bodies
- Strategic consultancy and oversight to large multinational companies on data governance matters e.g. Binding Corporate Rules (BCR)
- Operational support on Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs), responding to subject access requests and breaches
GDPR requires that an organisation’s DPO must be “independent, an expert in data protection, adequately resourced and report to the highest management level”.
The HewardMills team has the necessary breadth and depth of experience with data at its core. Supported by our technical specialists, many of our senior team have held DPO roles, and are well versed in pragmatically dealing with global data requirements.
If you would like to find out how Heward Mills can help your organisation to handle and process data safely, securely and responsibly in line with international policies and regulations, please get in touch via telephone (+44 (0) 20 3367 1245 or +353 (0) 1669 4642) or email firstname.lastname@example.org today.