Support for internal data protection officers

HWData is your contact and advisor for in-house lawyers and data protection officers if you have short-term questions or need support.

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When the questions go into detail

In some practical application questions you are not exactly sure or the question goes beyond your knowledge as an internal data protection officer? As lawyers with technical understanding, we have in-depth expertise to advise you in detail.

We will gladly advise you

We are ready when you need us:

  • Simply clarify short-term questions
  • Use short communication channels
  • Digital booking tools
  • If required also trainings

When does a company need an internal DPO?

The German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) stipulates that a data protection officer must be appointed if:

  • At least 20 persons are permanently engaged in the automated processing of personal data.
  • Your company or a data processor carries out processing operations that are subject to the data protection impact assessment.
  • Personal data is processed on a business basis for the purpose of transmission, anonymous transmission, market or opinion research.

Linking law and data protection

The internal data privacy officer serves as a point of contact for data privacy issues as well as an advisor for data privacy compliance in a company.
Data privacy officer training covers a general overview of data privacy, but not specific use cases of your own company. Therefore, the external support of internal data protection officers can be helpful.

What should I look for in an internal DPO?

When selecting an internal data privacy officer, you should pay attention to whether internal resources are free. In addition, the officer must have a neutral position in the company, a high sense of responsibility and good representational skills.

Possible tasks of a data protection officer

  • Implementing the requirements of the GDPR and national data protection laws
  • Ongoing support for data protection and data security issues
  • Legal review and support in contract negotiations
  • Data protection law suitable for the size of the company
  • Consulting of the responsible persons and the employees
  • Training of employees with regard to data protection
  • Advice on data protection impact assessments
We are happy to support you!

HWData will be happy to support your internal data protection officer with the implementation of the tasks or with practical questions.

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Application example:

A company wants to run a campaign and it should be ensured in advance that everything is legally correct. Since often not only data protection is relevant, but also the right of personality or even the protection of minors.

HWData supports your internal data protection officer

HWData supports you, from the creation of training materials and the implementation of training and seminars to the control of legally compliant commissioned data processing. Our first step is to identify the relevant work steps for the first 12 months to initiate the following steps:

  1. Determine optimized sequence and procedure
  2. Select suitable software solutions for data protection management
  3. Conception of necessary documentation and data protection guidelines
  4. Support for prior checks
  5. Advice on concrete recommendations for action
  6. Support for all data protection and IT security issues
  7. Contact for more complex data protection issues

Data protection made easy

Data protection is a complex area of law. To fully penetrate this matter while a whole range of other tasks are still waiting in the company is almost impossible. In the past, internal data protection officers only had to “work toward” compliance; today, they have to advise, instruct and monitor compliance with data protection law.

Prevent possible problems

An internal DPO who is not suitable due to a lack of professional qualifications is liable to a fine. Therefore, internal DPOs must receive regular training to be up to date. However, this is not enough to be able to answer every data protection question, which is why we are happy to support you with legal background and professional expertise.

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Data protection thought out in a practicable way

Use your resources skillfully and let us provide targeted support for increasing responsibility. We can answer specific questions quickly and help your data protection officer  understand complex material. We will gladly assist you as needed.

Legal support for your company

Through our legal background, we can also prepare the following documents for your internal data protection officer:

  • Documentation, forms and samples
  • Directories of processing activities according to Art. 30 DSGVO
  • Expert opinions on complex legal issues
  • Contracts with service providers (in particular for order processing)
  • Guidelines for handling personal data
  • Company agreements

Customer feedback Learn why our customers trust HWData.

Since the foundation of Marley Spoon, we have been optimally looked after in terms of data protection. A long-standing and trusting cooperation.
Dr. Mathias Hansen
Head of Legal Department
As a commercial law firm, we have very high requirements in data protection. HWData continuously meets our requirements with its proven expertise in data protection law. We value this support very much and can recommend HWData without reservation.
Dr. Daniel Gubitz
Managing Partner
HWData is the ideal partner, especially for international, complex data protection issues. The communication is straightforward, fast and friendly – we feel safe and top advised!
Claudio Ricci
Managing Director
We appreciate the professional and competent work of HWData, a partner you can really rely on in the field of data protection.
Armin Dörringer
Operations Management
Akademie Handel
We enjoy working with HWData because we always receive quick and competent feedback on our data protection issues. We feel we are in excellent hands with HWData!
Dr. Raphaela Schuster
Managing Director
The long-term cooperation with HWData is characterized by an extremely high level of professionalism and the necessary flexibility and pragmatism for possible solution options. As a medium-sized company, this mix is precious for us.
Emanuel Simon
Managing Director
Data protection, optimally tailored to our specific business requirements.
Martin Spitznagel
Managing Director
We very much appreciate the cooperation with HWData. Problems are solved efficiently, pragmatically, reliably and competently.
Ralf Geer
Head of Final Support / IT

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