Privacy Consulting

The DPO Centre provides a comprehensive range of privacy consulting expertise to complement our outsourced Data Privacy Officer and UK/EU Representative services. Our consultants bring a fresh perspective to your privacy compliance and help you to understand your data landscape and the steps you need to take to manage privacy and address risk.

Our consulting services are provided by experienced privacy professionals and tailored to your organization’s specific needs.  They are backed up by the shared best practice across our large team and the comprehensive model documentation library that The DPO Centre Group has developed based on the experience we have gained from working with over 900 organizations around the world.

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Why you should use a PRIVACY Consultant from the DPO Centre

Our privacy consulting services give you access to our experienced and knowledgeable team of consultants, who will help you to understand and analyse your existing privacy compliance framework, advise on any issues identified and then provide further support to mitigate the risks associated with these issues.

Objectives
  • Enable your organization to demonstrate compliance with evolving privacy laws
  • Assess the maturity of your privacy program
  • Identify the risks presented by your existing privacy practices and areas of weakness that could lead to breaches or compliance failure
  • Assist you to maintain industry standards and demonstrate accountability
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement of customer trust and levels of engagement
Outcomes
  • Immediate access to subject matter experts and a broadly experienced team of privacy professionals
  • Removal of the ‘unknowns’ experienced when conducting a similar process internally
  • Peace of mind that the process has been conducted thoroughly and with expertise
  • A decrease in the potential for compliance failure across your organization
  • Substantial reduction in regulatory and reputational risk
  • Enhanced trust, engagement, reputation, leading to ever-increasing organizational value

Our PRIVACY ConsultING Services

The DPO Centre delivers a wide range of privacy consulting services that we adapt to your organization’s specific needs.

Examples of these services include:

Privacy Impact Assessments

  • Reviewing the risks associated with how personal information is processed​
  • Conducting gap analysis
  • Identifying gaps between current practice, legislative requirements, and best practice​
  • Developing action plans to reduce risk and the opportunity for compliance failure​

Policy Drafting and Review​

  • Privacy policies​
  • Consents
  • Privacy breach policies and procedures
  • Access, correction and complaint handling policies and procedures
  • Retention policies ​and schedules
  • Explanatory materials

Compiling an Information Asset Register and Data Mapping ​

  • Identifying the personal information in an organization
  • Where the information originates and where it is stored
  • Where and why the information is held and how it is used ​
  • Associated consents
  • The category, volume and “risk” level associated with it ​
  • Who is responsible for managing it

Service Provider Management ​

  • Conducting privacy due diligence on new service providers
  • Advising, drafting and reviewing contracts and other mechanisms to protect personal information handled by service providers

Data Sharing and Secondary Use

  • Advising and orchestrating data sharing in support of business transactions
  • Developing processes to manage data sharing and enable the use of personal information for research, analysis and other important secondary purposes

Privacy-by-Design

  • Expertise and advice through all stages of development

Benefits of PRIVACY ConsultING SERVICES

Working across multiple jurisdictions the depth of knowledge and experience our team are able to deliver far greater value to your organization than is available from an independent contractor or smaller privacy team. We can demonstrate experience across industry sectors and organization sizes, and our consultants have worked with a wide range of platforms, tools, vendors and software, enabling us to deliver cost-effective informed guidance and appropriate solutions.

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Highly cost effective
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Experience and shared best practice gained from working with over 900 clients
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On-tap resources
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Pre-existing model documentation tested and validated across varied industry sectors
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Pragmatic, straightforward, solution driven advice
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Canadian, US, UK and Pan-European expertise ​
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Consultant as part of your team

Data Protection Consultancy for Sectors

Compliance with data protection laws is a necessity for all sectors.  However, each sector has its own specific issues, market expectations, additional industry specific compliance requirements and varying appetites towards risk.

The DPO Centre provides you with immediate access to Subject Matter Experts and a broadly experienced team of data protection professionals, and therefore peace of mind that you are working with one of the largest, most established data protection providers available.

Whether you are within medical, care, life sciences, tech, retail, eCommerce, finance, insurance, education or a not-for-profit, the breadth of knowledge within our team ensures we deliver the specific sector experience you require, and therefore cater for your unique obligations, commitments and needs.

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