Since May 2018 the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is in effect. How prepared is your business for the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and which measures do you still need to implement? TÜV Hessen's EU GDPR check-up gives you peace of mind!
The GDPR applies to people, companies and corporations of all sizes which process personal data of EU residents. Limits currently apply in Germany regarding company size: If more than nine employees in your company process personal data, you must appoint a data protection officer. Our team provides you with an external data protection officer, thus giving you peace of mind when it comes to complying with the legal regulations.
You have two options: appointing an internal data protection officer – who must prove specialist knowledge and whose contract cannot be terminated after being assigned this role – or choosing an external data protection officer.
The benefits of an external data protection officer from TÜV Hessen
- Legal certainty
- No training period required
- Access to years of expert knowledge
- Complete cost control
- No costs for further training
- Neutral consultation
- No conflicts of interest with other tasks
- Calculable costs
- No additional costs for training employees as data protection officers
- Impartiality if you employ us as an external data protection officer
- Neutral position gives ability to mediate, for example between company management, departments, works council, employees
Our services in detail
- Check-up for EU GDPR (gap analysis)
- Provision of an external data protection officer
- Consultation and support for your internal data protection officer when implementing your data protection projects
- Use of our data protection expertise from a wide range of sectors for your individual situation
Already legally valid, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on May 25, 2018. In Germany, the GDPR will be supplemented by a “new” Federal Data Protection Act. Currently, companies in which more than nine people are permanently employed with the automated processing of personal data are obliged to appoint a data protection officer in accordance with the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).