DPO as a Service

Comprehensive Outsourced Data Protection Solutions

DPO as a Service by JSIG is a comprehensive solution to your DPO obligations and responsibilities under the GDPR

Small and medium sized organisations frequently find it challenging to meet their DPO responsibilities and obligations. Like any specialist field, it requires deep technical knowledge and beyond that, a comprehensive understanding of how the regulation applies to everyday business.

Outsourcing your Data Protection Officer is permitted under the GDPR.  It will help your business to meet its compliance obligations in a cost-effective and efficient manner, and it will also guarantee the DPO is independent, having no conflict of interest with the wider business

Who needs a DPO?

Appointing a DPO is mandatory for all public authorities and many private organisations under the GDPR and DPA 2018. Where appointment is not mandatory it is considered good practice and an excellent way to proactively demonstrate compliance. 

The DPO’s full responsibilities can be challenging to wrap your head around, making it difficult to train your current employees on the proper processes. Given the breadth of knowledge needed for data processing, security operations, and familiarity with the legal aspects of the GDPR, you can save yourself time and money by using our DPO as a service option.


DPO as a Service


Benefit from our hands-on data protection expertise. DPOs with deep technical knowledge of Data Protection regulation will help you to meet your compliance obligations under the GDPR. Avoid any conflict of interest with a fully independent and experienced DPO officer assigned to your organisation.

Opportunity Cost

Regain your time for more proactive and billable activities. Avoid having an unqualified member of staff lose time trying to understand GDPR compliance instead of staying focussed on their actual role.

Reduce Risk

Complying with the GDPR is a legal obligation. Don’t store up unnecessary risk, let our certified DPOs remove the uncertainty and guide you to compliance.

DPO as a Service Features

Our comprehensive DPO as a service option will fulfil your DPO responsibilities under the GDPR.

Dedicated Named DPO

You’ll have a named DPO who is supported by our wider team

ICO Registration & POC

We’ll manage registration with the ICO as your DPO

Direct Access

Phone & email contact with your dedicated DPO

Breach Response and Support

Here to support and guide when you’ve suffered a data breach

Rights Requests

Advice and support on responding to the full range of Subject rights requests


Conducting Data Protection Impact Assessments and providing advice on when they are needed

Policy, Process & Procedures

Full-breadth review and creation of core compliance documentation

Data Transfers

Advice and guidance on International Data Transfers, Post-Brexit data flows and data processors

GAP Analysis

Thorough GAP analysis and remedial action plan through our DPO as a service

Personal Data Processing

Support to identify Personal data processing activities and their compliance with the GDPR

Data Processing Register

Support for creation and maintenance of this critical register

Staff Awareness Training

Facilitating employee training and awareness to comply with Article 39 requirements of the GDPR

What are the Requirements of a DPO?

  • Provide advice and guidance on responses to privacy rights requests from individuals (information, access, rectification, objection, erasure, data portability) – Article 38(4).
  • Review and provide guidance on privacy policies, procedures and documentation relating to the processing of personal data – GDPR Article 39(1)(a).
  • Oversee the establishment and maintenance of the personal data processing register (the Article 30 record) – GDPR Article 39(1)(a).
  • Provide guidance on data breach monitoring, management and reporting – Article 39(1)(a).
  • Monitor compliance with the GDPR – Article 39(1)(b).
  • Advise on the necessity for a DPIA, the manner of its implementation and outcomes – GDPR Article 39(1)(c).
  • Serve as the contact point for data protection authorities for all data protection issues – Article 39(1)(d) and (e).
  • Facilitate GDPR awareness training and the training of staff involved in data processing operations.

Think you might need a DPO?

Let’s have a conversation and we’ll find the best way forward. We can help you to understand if you need a fully outsourced ‘DPO as a Service’ or perhaps a lighter level of support. 

Either way, we never launch in to a one-size-fits-all approach. With each client we begin with a review to understand your exact compliance position, then make the plan from there, unique to your organisation.

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Remove the administrative burden and opportunity cost of responding to such request under the GDPR.

GDPR Governor

All of the templated and customisable policies, processes, procedures and checklists you need to meet the requirements of the GDPR

GDPR Staff Awareness Training

Tailored, relevant, and up-to-date training delivered by our experts.

Savannah Discovery & Redaction

Our powerful discovery and redaction platform.

Digital Scan & Redact

Our enhanced document scanning service. Discover PII hidden within your paper archives and redact the digital copies where necessary.

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