Data Protection Services for Specific Industry Sectors
The DPO Centre’s data protection services are specifically tailored to the needs of your organisation and industry sector. The DPO Centre offers offers a pragmatic and flexible approach to achieving compliance with the GDPR, the UK Data Protection Act and other EU and UK data protection laws. Our large and broadly experienced team of Data Protection Officers deliver advice and expertise to your organisation, whenever and wherever you need it.
Through our sector-specific services, you benefit from the knowledge and experience we have developed from working with over 850 organisations. Our DPO team has worked across a wide-range of sectors and are therefore able to understand and adapt to the particular needs of your organisation and the markets in which you operate.
“We’ve built a strong ethos of data protection throughout the entire organisation and having a highly knowledgeable outsourced DPO from the DPO Centre has been integral to enabling us to achieve this. Our DPO has been able to advise on a wide range of legislative changes and how we should manage our fundraising activities whilst still protecting our donors’ privacy and their new rights under data protection law.”
“The response time to queries has been spot on throughout our time with The DPO Centre and the quality of the responses has been spot on. Our DPO from the DPO Centre is an asset to our team.”
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Data Protection Services for INDUSTRY Sectors
No sector is exempt from the need to comply with data protection laws. Every organisation must develop an awareness of their sector’s data privacy requirements and practices, and then implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to demonstrate compliance. Data protection requirements vary across sectors, as does risk appetite and customer expectations, therefore the steps taken and the solutions delivered must be tailored the specific needs of your sector.
Our tailored data protection solutions provide your organisation with access to Subject Matter Experts with the knowledge and experience required and the tools and documentation necessary to deliver the specific advice and guidance you need. This not only ensures your compliance, but also builds customer trust, engagement and loyalty, therefore differentiating your organisation within your market.
Whether you are in medical and healthcare, software and tech, retail and eCommerce, finance and insurance, education, or a not-for-profit, our outstanding team of privacy professionals can provide the sector-specific experience you require.
The constant developments within the research, development and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, therapeutics, biotech and medical devices have made the need for robust personal data protection practices essential. For many research companies and clinical trial sponsors, appointing a Data Protection Officer (DPO) and a Data Protection Representative (DPR) are now fundamental legal and trial approval requirements.
Medical and healthcare professionals and organisations conducting clinical trials play a key role in protecting patient data. In addition to the GDPR and UK Data Protection Act 2018, organisations in this sector must also account for the NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit, requirements for Caldicott Guardians and ethics committees. Our solutions for the medical and healthcare sector have been tailored to the relevant legislation to ensure you remain compliant and uphold the highest standards of patient care.
Organisations involved in software and technology have a wide range of data protection issues to consider to remain compliant. These include mapping data flows, maintaining data security and international data transfers. The specialists from within our DPO team have the specific knowledge and experience required to address these issues, and to deliver the bespoke advice and guidance you require.
High street retail is constantly evolving, with ever more market share moving online. This has created new and increased data protection risks and introduced new compliance requirements, especially when marketing electronically. The DPO Centre’s data protection services are tailored specifically to the retail and ecommerce sectors. We help your organisation to manage the personal data you process appropriately, ensure your staff receive the relevant advice and training and ensure you continue to maximise the commercial value from your marketing.
The finance and insurance sectors are already heavily regulated and have additional compliance requirements such as AML and KYC. However, specific attention is still required to ensure compliance with data protection law. Financial services specialists from within our DPO team deliver the knowledge and experience necessary to not only ensure compliance, but to also build customer trust, increase brand loyalty and improve engagement across your range of products and services.
Due to the extent and sensitivity of personal data processed, schools and educational institutions, both public and private, are subject to strict data protection compliance requirements. Within our large team of Data Protection Officers, we have education specialists with the knowledge and experience required, as well as the tools and documentation necessary to deliver the specialist guidance you require.
Charities, not-for-profit and membership organisations are subject to a wide range of data protection compliance requirements. These include handling large databases of personal data, processing special category data, data sharing and using personal data for marketing. The 3rd sector specialists within our team have worked with a wide range of NFPs, assisting them to identify areas of concern, implement appropriate controls, reduce risk and help to enhance your return on investment in marketing.
Benefits of Outsourced Data Protection Services
At The DPO Centre, we believe that our outsourced Data Protection Officers provide your organisation with a higher standard of expertise and experience than is possible from a smaller team, an independent contractor, or internal employee. Our large team delivers specific expertise across each of the sectors described above, along with knowledge of the issues, processes and practices that are specific to each sector, therefore ensuring your organisation is provided with the knowledge and experience required to quickly and effectively deliver the greatest value and return on your investment.
As an operating expense, you pay only for the time from your DPO that you use, and you never need to meet the cost of ongoing training, benefits packages, absence, holidays or sickness, and you avoid all employment liabilities.
The DPO Centre also has knowledge of numerous data protection and cyber security platforms, tools, vendors and software solutions, so provides informed guidance, reduced decision time and improved choice.
Data Protection solutions for Sectors
Every sector requires data protection solutions, but not every sector faces the same issues. Levels of risk vary depending on industry-specific compliance standards and market expectations. The DPO Centre understands the particular requirements of your sector and our experts can offer bespoke solutions for your organisation.
Our Subject Matter Experts have broad experience providing data protection and compliance services for various sectors. We also offer peace of mind that you are working with one of the largest, most established data protection service providers available.
No matter your industry, our expert DPOs can create tailored solutions to meet your needs and ensure compliance.
What our clients say about us
We work with clients in a wide range of sectors, find out more about the work we do for them and what they say:
We are really pleased with our DPO from The DPO Centre, who understood our needs and was able to translate them into a workable plan that has greatly assisted our business’s compliance journey. The DPO Centre’s advice and support has assisted us in ensuring that our compliance level has remained high despite the challenges that rapid growth presents.
The DPO Centre’s help in dealing with a particularly complex DSAR that we received was invaluable. The support and advice that they provided throughout the entire process was extremely helpful… Overall, working with The DPO Centre greatly reduced the significant challenge of dealing with this DSAR
Professional Case Management
The DPO I had the pleasure of working with on that project is one of the best DPO/counsels I have worked with when it came to thoughtfully negotiating through a clinical trials-DPA, given his great working knowledge of the GDPR and the crossover with clinical trials regulations in both EU & UK.
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