Wenso’s DPO-as-a-Service

GDPR mandates to appoint a DPO a person accountable for data protection compliance and assess where this role should fit within the organization’s structure and government compliances. Wenso can play an important role in finding the right person for this job or even outsource DPO services. The Data Protection Officer Services will help the organization to monitor any risk existing in the Data Handling processes

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has given the mandate to appoint a DPO that is a Data Protection Officer. Initially, only the big organizations were required to appoint a european Data Protection Officer.

However, with the new GDPR policy in the pipeline, it is obligatory for all public bodies including the state schools, state councils and all kinds of organization that handles a certain type of Data to appoint a DPO. This implies that even a sole entrepreneur will have to recruit the services of a DPO.

In response to this GDPR mandate, Wenso consulting has a new DPO -as a- service that offers in order to assist its clients in meeting the requirements of Data Protection Compliance.

At Wenso the ‘DPO-As-A-Service’ offering has been designed in response to the increasing demand in the market. The clients now understand their obligations to protect their personal information from going into wrong hands. It is important for a DPO role to work independently and be autonomous; as an external consulting firm we can assure you of the impartial service.

There is a broad spectrum of responsibilities as mandated by GDPR for the role of DPO, which includes

  1. Guiding the organization of its data protection obligations
  2. Monitoring the organization whether it is functioning according to the compliance of the data protection law
  3. Providing Privacy Impact Assessments where required, and acting as the organization’s interface with the Data Protection Authority.

Circumstances for DPO Appointment

Based on the GDPR norms there are three main situations where the appointment of a DPO by a controller is mandatory:. This entire process is carried out by a public authority.

Benefits of DPO services

  1. Data security and protection solution with cost-effectiveness
  2. Relentless support for privacy and data protection
  3. Follows the GDPR’s DPO requirements
  4. Seamless access to Privacy Professionals
  5. Impartial advice and solution
  6. GDPR readiness assessments

DPO-As-A-Service – Easy Subscription Plan

  • Location Only Remote On-site / Remote On-site / Remote
  • Provide reasonable number of updates on progress as required
  • Monthly status/action report
  • Quarterly review Remote On-site On-site
  • Total number of days on-site per quarter Upto 2 Upto 3
  • Provide advice and guidance
  • Prepare GDPR compliance plan
  • Oversee GDPR compliance plan activities
  • Update or create key data protection documentation & policies
  • Drive necessary Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)
  • Deliver GDPR awareness training (1 session)
  • Bespoke on-site training to key personnel (1 day)
  • Manage communication with supervisory authority (e.g. ICO in the UK)
  • Data breach management and reporting
  • Annual compliance audit
  • Ongoing assessment of policies and procedures
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Once the organisations have gone through the readiness assessment and necessary steps for implementation has been taken, the GDPR recognises the DPO as a key player in facilitating regulatory compliance, with their appointment mandatory for all public authorities and many private organisations. Even where the GDPR does not specifically require the appointment of a DPO, it is highly encouraged as a matter of good practice and to demonstrate compliance.

Many organisations, particularly smaller ones, may find that the DPO responsibilities are a challenge to deliver, given the breadth of knowledge required on data processing and data security operations, and the requisite familiarity with the legal aspects of the GDPR and hence DPO as a service is a practical and cost-effective solution. Wenso has 3 different Subscription models for DPO as a service depending on the size of operations.


Wenso has aligned itself with the third party organizations to provide a broad range of services that are flexible to suit the organization’s requirement. This service begins with on-demand expert advice, to deliver a completely outsourced model. It also includes:

  1. Data breach management, monitoring, controls and reporting
  2. Data protection compliance health checks
  3. Data protection skills training and awareness
  4. Risk management

Wenso through its right kind of connection with the third party organization can support a company in recruiting a DPO which will be on Wenos’s payroll and will guide the company throughout its process of compliance according to the GDPR norms.

As the Article 37 suggests, the DPO must be well versed with the knowledge of data protection law and practices. Hence the organizations are expected to appoint a DPO at their office however they cannot appoint as an internal member of their staff. To identify and recruit a full-time data protection expert is most of the times beyond the budgets of many organizations. In order to address these challenges, the GDPR has made provisions to fill this post on an outsourced basis.

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