0121 222 5630

Email Aristi Ltd Follow Aristi Ltd on Facebook Follow Aristi Ltd on Twitter Follow Aristi Ltd on LinkedIn Follow Aristi Ltd on Google Plus

Insights and Updates.
Made for you.

You are here:
Posted on Thursday, 10 May 2018

Virtual Data Protection Officer.

Written by

The GDPR introduces a duty for you to appoint a data protection officer (DPO) if you are a public authority, or if you carry out certain types of processing activities. To support your on going GDPR compliance and management requirements, we can provide a Virtual Data Protection Officer (vDPO) service giving you access to independent expertise in data protection.

You will have access to our vDPO team who have professional experience and knowledge of data protection and will act as the DPO for your business during the term of the engagement.

The key responsibilities of the DPO are :

  • To inform and advise organisations of their obligations to comply with the GDPR and other data protection laws;
  • To monitor compliance with the GDPR, support the management of internal data protection activities, advise on data protection impact assessments, train staff and conduct internal audits;
  • To be the first point of contact for the ICO and for individuals whose data is processed (employees, customers etc).

The vDPO service provides a ‘critical friend’ to your business to provide support and guidance on GDPR and wider data protection including cyber security. You can call your vDPO for any GDPR related issue including management of data breaches and liaising with the ICO.

vDPO Service Definition

The Virtual DPO service includes the following:

  • Access to a named DPO to provide advice and guidance on GDPR related issues;
  • Access to a team of DPOs to provide support in the event of the primary DPO not being available;
  • Option of monthly or quarterly GDPR audits conducted with client stakeholders to monitor compliance with GDPR and provide assurance to your board/senior management that your GDPR processes are effective;
  • Telephone and email support Monday to Friday, 0830 to 1700 (excluding public holidays).

In addition, we will work with you to review data breach management and reporting processes to ensure they are fit for business purpose. Support will be provided to bring these procedures in line with GDPR requirements as part of the vDPO service.

We can also conduct GDPR Readiness Assessments and provide support for implementing the processes, procedures and documentation for GDPR compliance.

To discuss your requirements or find out how we can help you in your GDPR journey, email us at info@aristi.co.uk or call us on 0121 222 5630.

Harj Singh MBA CLAS CISSP MBCS CITP is a Principle CLAS Consultant at Aristi. Harj has over 20 years of experience in the IT and Security industry gained through technical and managerial roles and has helped clients in government, emergency services and the private sector to develop and implement security strategies and solutions that add value to their business.

GET
IN TOUCH

Please contact Aristi to discuss your requirements. Filling in the form below is the quickest way to get in touch with the relevant person at Aristi.

CONNECT
WITH US

Keep up-to-date with insights and info on all areas of Information Assurance, Information Security, Penetration Testing & Data Sharing from the award-winning consultants Aristi.

Latest Tweets

Looking forward to exhibiting at the Emergency Services Show this week. #ESS2018
Cyber security firm offers free GDPR seminars | GBCCBirmingham-based data protection and cyber security specialists… https://t.co/BtNQx4ORts
Virtual Data Protection Officer https://t.co/Lp0sA0A0uT

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Latest Blog Posts

  • Virtual Data Protection Officer

    Share the post “Virtual Data Protection Officer” FacebookGoogle+LinkedInTwitter The GDPR introduces a duty for you to appoint a data protection officer (DPO) if you are a public authority, or if you carry out certain types of processing activities. To support your on going GDPR compliance and management requirements, we can provide a Virtual Data Protection […]

    Written on
  • Protecting Businesses with Cyber Essentials

    Share the post “Protecting Businesses with Cyber Essentials” FacebookGoogle+LinkedInTwitter The lack of basic cyber security controls remains a significant factor in the vast majority of cyber attacks in the UK today. Businesses are left worried about hackers, data loss and security, and are not sure where to turn. The scale of the threat is nothing […]

    Written on Monday, 05 March 2018
  • Are Phishing Emails still a problem?

    Share the post “Are Phishing Emails still a problem?” FacebookGoogle+LinkedInTwitter There is so much technology and software available these days, preventing malware and malicious emails from getting into our systems that you have to ask are phishing emails still a problem? One of the most used communication technologies is still email due to its versatility […]

    Written on Friday, 02 March 2018