Why outsource your Data Protection Officer?
Outsourcing is a cost-effective solution that saves on recruitment costs, overheads and holiday cover.
Our DPOs are certified EU GDPR practitioners guaranteeing to receive expert advice and support.
As part of a cybersecurity team, our DPOs give technical advice & guidance beyond data protection.
Our DPOs are backed by privacy lawyers ensuring our work always meets your legal requirements.
How can a DPO help you?
A DPO is appointed to monitor internal compliance, inform on data protection obligations and act as a contact point for the supervisory authority and data subjects. The responsibilities of a DPO include:
- ICO registration
- Data breach support and response (including liaison with the ICO)
- Breach response
- Data subject access request support (SAR)
- Policy and procedure support and advice
- Data mapping support and advice
- Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)
- Assisting with customer questionnaires and due diligence
- GDPR and information security awareness training
Your GDPR compliance experts
GDPR states that certain organisations (such as public authorities or those processing sensitive data) are legally required to have a Data Protection Officer, and the ICO recommends every organisation appoints one to manage data privacy effectively. We understand that each organisation works differently and has individual requirements, therefore we have tailored our managed-service packages to suit any business, of any size.
Our DPOs are certified GDPR practitioners and data privacy experts. We support organisations across a range of industry sectors, successfully guiding them through the complex responsibilities of data protection. With flexible packages at cost effective rates, you get the service your organisation needs to get ahead of your GDPR obligations.
Our DPO packages
Each of our DPO packages offers a flexible approach to virtual delivery – whether you prefer to communicate through calls, video conferences or emails, we’re here to help. Additional hours/days can be purchased on an ad hoc basis.
|Small Business||Medium Business||Large Business|
|Suitable for||Businesses with up to 20 employees||Businesses with 21-200 employees||Businesses with over 201 employees|
|Gap analysis required?|
|DPO time||Typically 4 hours per month||Typically one day per month||Customised to suit your requirement|
|Monthly progress call|
|GDPR training portal|
(beginners & advanced)
|Price||From £595 /month|
|From £995 /month|
Note: A GDPR Gap analysis is required for medium and large businesses before the DPO service can commence.
*Notification service coming soon. Please speak to your Bulletproof account manager for more information.
Legal and technical expertise
Our team of certified Data Protection Officers and GDPR Practitioners provide robust information security guidance that is supported by the award-winning IP law firm, HGF, if and when required.
Here’s what our customers say about us
We work extensively with Bulletproof both with Cyber Essentials and ISO 27001. I always find the team both helpful and knowledgeable.Paul Nelson
Data Protection Officer FAQs
A Data Protection Officer (DPO) is the person responsible for:
- Acting as the liaison between the company, the data subjects and regulatory bodies including the ICO
- Identifying and ensuring the delivery of training and awareness programmes for employees and contractors
- Complying with article 30 of GDPR
- Conducting regular audits to ensure compliance is maintained and ensuring policies and procedures are regularly reviewed and updated where required
- Overseeing/supervising Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)
- Managing a data breach
- Keeping up to date with the latest data privacy legislation and rulings by the EDPB and Supervisory Authorities
- Having an in-depth understanding of GDPR as well as information technology and data security
- Avoiding a conflict of interest
- Reporting to highest levels of management and autonomy
Find out more about what a DPO does in this article.
Outsourcing a data protection officer is more cost-effective than an internal hire, particularly as you only pay for the time you require (save on overheads, holiday cover etc). You also benefit from access to a wide team of certified GDPR practitioners, data protection professionals and technical experts rather than limiting your organisation to the experience of one individual.
The GDPR dictates that you must appoint a DPO if you are a public authority or body, or if you carry out certain types of processing activities such as regular and systematic monitoring of individuals, or large-scale processing of sensitive data.
Although other organisations are not legally required to have a DPO, the ICO recommends every organisation appoints a DPO to comply with the GDPR, manage data protection and avoid fines
Any organisation that processes the personal data of people in the EU must comply with the GDPR.
“Processing” is a broad term that covers just about anything you can do with data: collection, storage, transmission, analysis, etc.
“Personal data” is any information that relates to a person, such as names, email addresses, IP addresses, eye colour, political affiliation, and so on.
Even if an organization is not connected to the EU itself, if it processes the personal data of people in the EU (via tracking on its website, for instance), it must comply.
The GDPR is also not limited to for-profit companies.
ISO 27001 compliance has helped us improve our security investment and build credibility with our global client base, as well as enabled us to successfully win UK Government procurement contracts. Bulletproof made the whole process easy and effortless from start to finish, strengthening our information security and improving our position in the industry.Martin Sutherland Adzuna, Head of Finance