Data Protection Officers

Data protection officers (dpo)

Not only the EU-GDPR and local data protection regulations such as the new German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) require the appointment of a data protection officer for most companies. It also makes sense in the company’s own interest in terms of its reputation regarding customers and business partners. Thus, it is crucial to fill this key position well.

The EU-GDPR and local data protection regulations such as the BDSG in Germany set the conditions for the appointment of a data protection officer, among other things. Simply put, the decisive factors in this regard are the volume and intensity with which data is being used as well as the risk factor for each individual, the processing of personal data, the reasons for data processing (e.g. phone service providers, information desks) and the sensitivity of data (e.g. ethnic background, religious affiliation, health conditions). Whether global enterprise, industrial corporation, medium sized business or hospital – there are no ways around a data protection officer in nowadays.

Regardless of the legal necessity to appoint a data protection officer, every company should appoint a data protection officer to signalize its partners and customers, that data privacy is important for an enterprise. In some branches like power, communications, banks or insurance the presence of a data protection officer has become an industry standard.

An external data protection officer often makes sense.

As part of its service portfolio, Data Business Services offers external data protection officers for your business. Their services range from basic consulting to handling all responsibilities of a DPO. Flexible models enable very individual tailoring to the actual needs of your specific case.

An external data protection officer from Data Business Services ensures an outstanding level of competence in whatever scope of functions designated. For example, in supporting your internal DPO or those internal organizations that oversee your data protection strategy. You don’t want to bear the burden of appointing a DPO within your own staff? Luckily, you don’t have to. If you prefer so, our external data protection officer can take over all functions legally required from a DPO in your company. The advantages are obvious: With a specialist on board, you easily meet all legal requirements, without straining your existing manpower capacity. Rules and regulations change so quickly in today’s data protection laws, that only someone dealing with the issue professionally can stay on top of all its rapid developments.

The advantages are obvious:
With a specialist on board, you easily meet all legal requirements, without straining your existing manpower capacity.