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?
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
VDPOs are responsible for overseeing data protection strategy and implementation to ensure compliance with GDPR requirements.
Highly-skilled, UK Lawyer-led, team of specialists
Expert knowledge of data protection law and practices
Integrity and high professional ethics
Independent in role and tasks
Intermediary with Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)
Strategic advisor on the responsible, effective and innovative use of personal data
Comprehensive regular reports advise on appropriate data security measures and risk mitigation
A ‘one-stop shop’ for all your data protection needs
Bound by secrecy and confidentiality
Facilitates compliance and helps create a competitive advantage
Plays a key role in fostering a data protection culture
Help with GDPR implementation
No need for expensive in-house data protection staff
Monthly payments with no large up-front costs
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.