Virtual Data Protection Officer

Protect your data and your organization with a dedicated DPO from Legal Nodes.

5 times more efficient than hiring a DPO in-house

Best for fast-growing startups and scaleups that work in the European Union.

DPO OVERSIGHT
DPO OVERSIGHT & GDPR PACKAGES
For Startups
BEST FOR ORGANIZATIONS OF UP TO 10 PEOPLE

DPO Oversight Essential

THIS SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES:
  • Official DPO Designation
  • Registration of the DPO with the supervisory authorities
  • Placement of DPO contact details on the website
  • Creation of a personalised DPO email address

Does not include works related to GDPR Compliance. View “DPO Oversight & GDPR” for more information.

Also includes:
  • 2 30 minute consultations each month
  • 2 Responses to GDPR-related requests from clients, users, and other data subjects
  • 1 GDPR training session every 6 months
$299/mo

Subscription requires an onboarding fee for activation. Our fixed-fee, one-time payment of $500 includes the GDPR Roadmap.

For Startups
BEST FOR ORGANIZATIONS OF UP TO 10 PEOPLE

DPO Oversight + GDPR Essential Package

THIS SUBSCRIPTION INCLUDES:
  • Data Processing Agreement + GDPR-compliant NDA
  • Privacy Notice(Website document)
  • Cookie Notice(Website document)
  • Interface Recommendations
PLUS ESSENTIAL DPO OVERSIGHT:
  • 2 30-min consultations each month
  • 2 Responses to GDPR-related requests from clients, users, and other data subjects
  • 1 GDPR training session every 6 months
$670/mo

Subscription of $670/mo is for a fixed 6-month contract. At the end of the 6-month contract, you can continue the subscription at $299/mo or you can choose to switch to either an “Essential” or “Premium” DPO subscription. A 3-month contract at $1030/mo is also available for this package.

Who needs a Data Protection Officer?

Any company with a business model based on the collection and analysis of personal data.

MARKETPLACESSOCIAL NETWORKSTASK MANAGEMENT SYSTEMSCUSTOMER DATAGEOLOCATION TRACKING

Any company processing sensitive data on an individual’s:

HEALTHBIOMETRICSGENETICSSEX LIFESEXUAL ORIENTATIONETHNIC AND RACIAL ORIGINPOLITICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL AND RELIGIOUS BELIEFSABOUT TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIPON CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS

Any company processing sensitive data on an individual’s:

HEALTHBIOMETRICSGENETICSSEX LIFESEXUAL ORIENTATIONETHNIC AND RACIAL ORIGINPOLITICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL AND RELIGIOUS BELIEFSABOUT TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIPON CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS

What You Can Expect From Us:

A Certified DPO

We only work with a closed network of hand-picked Data Protection Officers who hold a CIPP/e certificate.

Customized Online Workspace

Once onboarded, you can work through a personal and secure online dashboard to track and manage all your tasks in real time.

Quick Turnaround

Our officers are required to respond within 2 hours to all new requests, plus you will receive weekly status updates.

Support 24/7

If you have any questions, concerns or feedback, the Legal Nodes support team is available 24/7. Contact us via the website or directly through your personal dashboard.

FAQ

What is a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?

A Data Protection Officer is an intermediary between the company and its users, employees, and supervisory authorities in all matters related to personal data protection. The role of the officer is to oversee the company’s GDPR compliance, advise on the protection of personal data, and communicate with regulatory authorities and personal data subjects.

Are Data Protection Officers Mandatory?

Depending on the type of data that an organisation is handling, Data Protection Officers are required by law to be operational in some organisations. Since its entry into force in 2018, Art. 37 GDPR obliged to designate a Data Protection Officer in all companies that:
1. carry out systematic monitoring and collection of data about individuals on a large scale. Examples include the provision of marketplace services, social networking services, systems for managing tasks or personal data collected by the company, tracking a person's geolocation, or targeting ads based on a person's profile; or
2. collect and process in large volumes sensitive data, which include: health data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a person, genetic data, data about a person's sex life and sexual orientation, data on ethnic and racial origin, political, philosophical and religious beliefs and trade union membership, as well as data on criminal offences committed by a person.

What are the benefits of using Legal Nodes instead of hiring a DPO in-house?

The Legal Nodes model allows you to start a DPO subscription that best meets the needs of your business and get the privacy-related support you need. You can also get matched with a different DPO should you wish to work with a different expert. This saves time not only on the privacy tasks but also on finding, hiring, and briefing a DPO every time you have a new privacy request.

How does Legal Nodes’ DPO Subscription differ from other similar services available on the market?

Data Protection Officers in the European Union come with a costly annual subscription (prices can start at 500 EUR per month) for as little as two hours of support without actually moving towards GDPR compliance. We understand that for startups and SMEs, a monthly subscription of 500 EUR may be disproportionate to the needs of the business and unfeasible with smaller company budgets. Legal Nodes offers clients an affordable monthly DPO Oversight subscription with an optional breakdown of the payment for GDPR work for the months that follow. This alternative approach allows you to optimize the costs of DPO services while maintaining compliance with the GDPR Art. 37 requirements and developing a detailed plan for further actions.

Who is responsible for the quality of service provided?

When a dedicated Data Protection Officer is assigned to your company, Legal Nodes is responsible for the screening and selection of a person, as well as for providing the methodology by which they should work. Data Protection Officers from Legal Nodes network are licensed or certified and have the necessary experience, which implies high standards of work. Violation of the latter may result in the revocation of the license / certification.

Can I trust Legal Nodes with my confidential information?

Yes. We involve DPOs on a sub contractual basis and sign appropriate NDAs with them. Additionally, we train them on how to follow necessary security precautions, so that the data remains safe while accessed by our platform.