Virtual Data Protection Officer

Protect your data and your organization with a dedicated DPO service online

5 times more efficient than hiring an inhouse DPO

Best for fast-growing start-ups and scale-ups in the UK and EU


DPO Oversight Essential - Monthly Subscription

  • Respond to 2 GPDR-related request with help from a qualified Data Protection Officer (DPO)
  • Receive 2 consultations with your DPO each month to answer all your questions
  • Receive 1 GDPR training session every 6 months

£370 set up fee (includes initial GDPR Roadmap with your DPO), then

£219/mobilled monthly, prices exclude VAT

This subscription does not include works related to GDPR Compliance. Contact us to explore adding GDPR Compliance-related services to your subscription.

  • Official Designation and Registration of the DPO
  • DPO contact details are placed on your website and you get a personalised DPO email address
  • Easily manage all your queries via your personalized Legal Nodes dashboard
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What Our Clients Say About Our DPO Subscription Services

Dan Keegan

Head of Digital Operations @ Transmission Agency

Virtual DPO subscription is spot on for us. Being a marketing agency, we regularly receive data protection questions from our clients, and Legal Nodes are always available to dive in and solve complex issues. High level of expertise with affordable prices make Legal Nodes a good match for SMEs and startups. Likewise, their flexible approach allows customising DPO package to the needs of larger companies.

Martin Henk

Co-founder @ Pipedrive, Co-Founder and CTO @ Eventornado, and Investor in Legal Nodes

Legal matters are often a bit of a pain for start-up people. Providing a subscription solution to this seemed unique and a huge opportunity. Margarita and her team are amazingly competent and gave me the confidence they could pull this off. I`ve been a customer of Legal Nodes with my own start-up for a few months now and I`m very impressed with the customer experience as well. Going to recommend this to all my portfolio companies.

Who Needs a Data Protection Officer?

Any company with a business model based on the collection and analysis of personal data will need data protection procedures and an officer to help them.

If you are a company or start-up that is based in the UK or the EU, or you have EU clients or may handle data belonging to citizens of the EU, you should consider data protection policies and a Data Protection Officer.






Why Use an Online Data Protection Officer Instead of Hiring a DPO In-house?

Using an Virtual Data Protection Officer Online is often 5 times more affordable and much more efficient than hiring an in-house DPO. When you use Legal Nodes, you are able to set-up a subscription to a DPO online service that best meets the needs of your business, giving you the privacy-related support you need the most. The costs of hiring or replacing a DPO are greatly reduced, and Legal Nodes enables you to choose a different DPO should you wish to work with a different expert. With an online virtual DPO service, you can save your business time and money on both handling your privacy-related matters and sourcing, hiring, and briefing an in-house DPO every time you have a new privacy request.

Why Use Legal Nodes?

We started out with the idea of making legal services accessible to businesses of all sizes. Now, we`re building a platform where start-ups and scale-ups can find the legal services they need to thrive. We pride ourselves in connecting our customers with real Data Protection Officers who care about you and your company.

We Only Work with Certified DPOs

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

Our DPOs Work Fast

Our officers are required to respond within 2 hours to all new requests. We also send out weekly status updates.

You Can Manage Your DPO Tasks Online

Once onboarded, use your personalized and secure Legal Nodes dashboard to track and manage all your privacy tasks in real time.

We`re Real People, Here to Help

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.


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, advize on the protection of personal data, and communicate with regulatory authorities and personal data subjects.

What`s the difference between a Data Protection Solicitor and a Data Protection Officer?

Data Protection Solicitors are not the same as Data Protection Officers. Data Protection Solicitors enforce data corrections and removals when companies or public bodies have made mistakes. They can also help individuals claim compensation when an organisation has had a data breach and an individual has suffered as a result of that breach. A Data Protection Officer will work with an organisation to try to prevent the need of Data Protection Solicitors being employed to defend or sue on grounds of privacy.
Legal Nodes` DPO Oversight Essential Subscription services does not include data protection solicitor services or advice. Legal Nodes` DPO Oversight Essential Service offers the service of a Data Protection Officer who works with businesses to help avoid data breaches.

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.

How does Legal Nodes` DPO subscription service differ from similar services available on the market?

When we talk to our customers, they tell us that we offer some of the best prices, for the most bespoke services, on the market. In other words, we make sure you understand what services you need, and we`ll help you find a subscription that works for your business.
Data Protection Officers in the UK and the European Union come with a costly annual subscription. Prices start at £500 for as little as two hours of support without actually moving towards GDPR compliance. We understand that for start-ups and SMEs, expensive monthly subscriptions (starting from £450) 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 a flat-fee cost to cover the initial GDPR Roadmap. Our subscriptions are flexible, 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.