Outsourced GDPR Data Protection Officer

Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires controllers and processors to designate a Data Protection Officer if certain conditions apply to such entities. FLANK offers outsourced GDPR Data Protection Officer services to controllers and processors looking for competent, experienced, well-trained personnel who can perform such duties – all at a fraction of the cost of a full-time officer. Section 2 of the General Data Protection Regulation discusses details about a Data Protection Officer via the following GDPR articles:

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  • Article 37 – Designation of the data protection officer
  • Article 38 – Position of the data protection officer
  • Article 39 – Tasks of the data protection officer

Need an Outsourced Data Protection Officer? FLANK Can Help

Do you need to designate a Data Protection Officer? The answer is yes, if – per Article 37 – any one of the following conditions apply to your organization:

  • The processing is carried out by a public authority or body, except for courts acting in their judicial capacity.
  • The core activities of the controller or the processor consist of processing operations which, by virtue of their nature, their scope and/or their purposes, require regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects on a large scale.
  • The core activities of the controller or the processor consist of processing on a large scale of special categories of data pursuant to Article 9 and personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences referred to in Article
  • A large number of controllers and processors will find themselves having to designate a Data Protection Officer, so learn more about FLANK’s outsourced GDPR Data Protection Officer services.

Our Outsourced GDPR Data Protection Officer Services

A Data Protection Officer needs to have adequate experience and a high-degree of professionalism and independence when performing their duties. Picking just any employee out of necessity is not a recipe for success, particularly if that person lacks the true credentials as discussed in the GDPR.

As your outsourced GDPR Data Protection Officer, we’ll perform the following tasks:

  • Inform and advise the controller or processor on the data protection provisions.
  • Monitor compliance with all aspects of the GDPR.
  • Provide advice where requested regarding the Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA), and the monitoring of the related DPIA activities.
  • Coordinate with the supervisory authority.
  • Act as a point of contact for the supervisory authority on all issues relating to processing of personal data for EU data subjects.

Benefits of an Outsourced GDPR Data Protection Officer

But being your outsourced GDPR Data Protection Officer affords you much more than just baseline compliance requirements. We’ll go above and beyond in helping you put in place best practices all throughout your organization. Additional benefits of outsourcing for a regulatory compliance officer include the following:

  • A voice for compliance that is independent, unbiased, and not afraid to speak up, be direct, open, and honest to senior management.
  • A person that can provide ongoing regulatory compliance support for not only the GDPR, but with any other regulatory compliance mandates you may have, such as SOC audits, PCI DSS, HIPAA/HITRUST and more.
  • Providing superior services at a fraction of the cost of full-time regulatory compliance officers.

Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about our GDPR Data Protection Officer services for controllers and processors.

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