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External data protection officer
No privacy is not an option!
And he is not for two good reasons. On the one hand, the GDPR requires a data protection officer for companies under certain conditions. This applies to a company when more than 20 employees are constantly engaged in the processing of personal data. On the other hand, good, consistent and transparent data protection creates trust among customers, service providers and partners. So it’s more than avoiding fines and legal consequences. Rather, it can be understood as a meaningful investment in the reputation and reputation of the company.
If your company is required to appoint a data protection officer, then you have the opportunity to opt for an external data protection officer.
What does an external data protection officer actually do?
The duties of an external data protection officer
- Development of common data protection objectives as well as determination of the need for action and creation of a timetable in order to establish legal conformity
- Carry out risk analyzes and audits
- Advice on setting up a data protection management system (DSMS)
- Regularly conducting DSMS reviews
- Advice on the creation and implementation of a data protection concept
- Examination of reportable incidents
- Implementation and assurance of „Privacy by Design“ and „Privacy by Default“
- Creation of memo notices
- Creation and review of all documentation such. B. Directories of Processing Activities (VVT), Data Protection Impact Assessments (DSFA), Technical and Organizational Measures (TOM), Extinguishing and Archiving Concepts Verification of privacy information, privacy policies, policies and company agreements
- Advice on the design of contract processing contracts (AVV) with external service providers as well as ensuring compliance with the necessary control obligations
- Monitoring the proper use of data processing programs
- Assistance in answering inquiries (eg right to cancellation or right to information)
- Advice in all matters of employee data protection and monitoring of its legally compliant implementation (management of personnel files, on- / offboarding, applicant management, Internet use by employees
- Organization and execution of training¹ as well as the information of employees regarding the privacy-compliant handling of personal data
- Monitoring of the data protection status in the company
- Accompanying with certifications
- Responding to regulatory inquiries
- Advice to the management and the respective department Preparation of a year-end report on data protection
- And much more…
Are you interested in our data protection services? Then contact us without obligation.
Privacy – no one can do without it!
In the many companies, the subject of data privacy ripples rather comfortably. However, if you still want to be successful tomorrow, you should take a closer look at the following points when dealing with data protection:
- The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in effect since 25 May 2018 and ensures uniform data protection legislation throughout the EU. It applies to companies headquartered in the EU and to companies worldwide processing personal data of EU citizens.
- The GDPR does not protect the data of individuals, but protects the right of individuals to decide on the use of their data.
- Customers are becoming more and more sensitive today. Many inform themselves about the protection of their rights and data on the Internet and the internal processing of this data in the company. These customers ask critical questions! This is what a modern company should have suitable answers.
- In view of the increasing digitization, data protection must no longer be an option today, but a duty. Not least because the GDPR threatens in the future sensitive fines for a violation. Keep your business safe from it!