VDPO

A Virtual Data Protection Officer (VDPO) is a personal data security leadership role created by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE A THINKMARBLE VDPO?

We have combined our global Information Security experience with a dedicated in-house GDPR UK team led by a Data Protection Lawyer with over 30 years’ experience. This places us in a very strong position providing assessment, VDPO services, advice and guidance through the “Perfect Storm” of Information Securtity and GDPR

WHO MUST HAVE A VDPO?

Public bodies and, in certain circumstances, private businesses.

WHO SHOULD HAVE A VDPO?

The GDPR encourages all businesses to appoint a VDPO.

When does the GDPR come into effect?

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GDPR becomes enforceable on 25th May 2018. The GDPR will supersede national laws such as the:
UK DPA, EU Data Protection Directive, US 4th Amendment, HIPAA etc…

SOME OF THE DUTIES OF A VDPO

Liaise with supervisory authorities

Awareness-raising and staff training

Provide Data Protection advice

Monitor compliance with the GDPR and with policies

Inform & Advise about legal obligations under the GDPR

VDPO RESPONSIBILITY

VDPOs are responsible for overseeing data protection strategy and implementation to ensure compliance with GDPR requirements.

KEY FEATURES

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Highly-skilled, UK Lawyer-led, team of specialists

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Expert knowledge of data protection law and practices

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Integrity and high professional ethics

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Independent in role and tasks

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Intermediary with Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

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Strategic advisor on the responsible, effective and innovative use of personal data

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Comprehensive regular reports advise on appropriate data security measures and risk mitigation

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Retained service

BUSINESS BENEFITS

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A ‘one-stop shop’ for all your data protection needs

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Bound by secrecy and confidentiality

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Facilitates compliance and helps create a competitive advantage

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Plays a key role in fostering a data protection culture

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Help with GDPR implementation

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No need for expensive in-house data protection staff

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Monthly payments with no large up-front costs

GDPR STIPULATIONS

The GDPR will require all organisations to put in place an accountability-based compliance framework for data protection and Virtual Data Protection Officers (‘VDPO’s) will be at the heart of this new legal framework.

The GDPR requires a DPO be appointed on the basis of professional qualities and, in particular, expert knowledge of data protection law and practices.

A striking feature of the GDPR is the requirement for the VDPO to report directly to the “highest management level”.

Please contact ThinkMarble for further information on our GDPR solutions, including an easy-to-use Assessment Portal which identifies any gaps in your current GDPR planning and implementation.

ThinkMarble also offer a range of Information Security Products and services ranging from light-touch vulnerability assessment of your business to a fully managed 24x7x365 Security Operations Centre which is monitored by our team of cyber security specialist.

SOME OF THE DUTIES OF A VDPO

Help you to comply with the GDPR by playing a crucial role in enabling you to demonstrate accountability

Be a trusted advisor providing strategic, governance and compliance support

Liaise on your behalf with the ICO

Act as a contact point for your data subjects

Monitor your outsourced providers to make sure they comply with their contractual and legal data security obligations to you

Raise awareness of data protection amongst and train your employees

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