While companies and organizations are often familiar with, or already have an official with Data Protection Officer (DPO) responsibilities, the GDPR has greatly enhanced the role and added new complexities.
General qualifications of a DPO include:
These requirements are fairly simple individually, but difficult to find within one person. Furthermore, a DPO must also be careful to not have any conflicts of interest. Specifically, the GDPR requires that the DPO cannot hold a position within the organisation that leads him or her to determine the purposes and the means of the processing of personal data, such as an IT manager or many other leadership positions.
As such, many firms are looking at external DPOs, to bypass any potential conflict issues within their organizations.
Intellegant is uniquely positioned to excel in such a role, as we combine diverse skills and competences coupled with a deep knowledge of the life science industry. Our base in Brussels is perfect to deal with national authorities, and we handle communication in English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. Furthermore, being in Brussels allows us take part in EU governance events and build up relationships with regulatory authorities.
Get in touch today and let’s discuss how we can leverage our industry experience, regulatory expertise, and EU establishment to handle dealing with the authorities and let you focus on what you do best: your business.