Being compliant with data protection legislation is essential to all organisations which handle personal data, particularly with the risk of potential fines under the GDPR and the reputational damage associated with non-compliance. In addition, data is likely to be one of your most valuable commodities and how you handle it impacts on customer, staff and stakeholder trust in you.
Faced with your data protection obligations, your organisation might have opted to handle the necessary Data Protection Officer (DPO) requirements in-house, whether adding it to a current role or trying to upskill staff. The appointment of an internal member of staff can be burdensome to staff involved and can lead to a conflict of interest. Unless fully trained and operating independently, it is also unlikely to give you the in-depth data protection specialist knowledge and experience needed to meet your legal obligations, respond quickly to data breaches or give you the capacity to build a data protection culture within your organisation.
Alternatively, you might have put off addressing the issue altogether and ended up doing nothing. And doing nothing puts your organisation at risk of non-compliance fines and your customers at risk of data breaches.
In a perfect world, you would have the right data protection support at hand when you need it, tailored to your needs and at a fixed price. You would have quick, easy access to specialist help in the event of data breaches and ongoing support to mitigate risk and embed a data protection culture across your organisation. You would have the benefit of independent, expert, practical advice, based on a true understanding of your organisation.
For a fixed monthly cost, Thorntons' Outsourced Data Protection Officer Service provides you with a reliable, fully outsourced, 365 days a year, conflict-free DPO service that is delivered by our legal and compliance experts.
Building long-term protection from risk
Keeping you safe from unwanted surprises and helping to future-proof your organisation through ongoing support services and training
There for you in a Data Protection crisis
Providing a quick response to data breaches and data problems, to help resolve the issue, minimise risk and protect your reputation
The right package at the right price
With access to legal and compliance experts, we provide you with a tailored service for your data protection needs at a fxed monthly fee.
Independent, specialist advice
Delivered by our team of compliance and legal experts, backed up by the reputation, confidentiality and services of Thorntons.