The DPO Centre has announced it is expanding its team into Europe by recruiting a further Data Protection Officer (DPO) team based in The Netherlands, which will service the Benelux market.
This expansion follows an impressive track record of over 70 per cent growth over the past 12 months. The DPO Centre has grown significantly and profitably over the past year brought about by an ever-expanding client list that recently surpassed the 600 mark.
Following Brexit, data protection law in the UK is diverging from the EU, therefore the continued expansion of their new team will enable The DPO Centre to maintain its expertise in EU data protection law and significantly grow the number of EU based clients in its portfolio.
The DPO Centre is the leading data protection officer resource centre, providing access to experienced data protection officers who deliver expert data protection and privacy advice to organisations in the UK, EU, Asia and North America.
The DPO Centre continues to see growing demand for its services as organisations globally look to reduce the burden of complying with data protection laws and gain access to expert knowledge on privacy risk.
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Rob Masson, CEO, The DPO Centre said “Organisations globally are facing increased pressure and scrutiny around data protection and privacy issues across the UK and Europe. The expansion of our team into The Netherlands enables us to maintain our expertise in EU data protection law and service a broader range of EU based clients. Our DPOs’ experience and knowledge ensures that The DPO Centre continues to innovate and remain the leader we have become in our field.”
The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is considered to be one of the toughest privacy laws in the world as it imposes obligations on organisations globally that process EU residents’ personal data. Europe continues to take a firm stance on data privacy and security at a time when organisations derive ever more value from the personal data they process.
In 2022, the EU is planning to introduce further privacy and data security legislation including The Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act, The Data Governance Act, and the long-awaited ePrivacy Regulation, which was originally intended to take effect alongside the GDPR in 2018, and will replace the 2002 ePrivacy Directive (the ‘cookie law’).
Rob Masson continues “Data protection is one of the fastest growing areas of business in the UK and Europe and the huge amount of new legislation being introduced globally will ensure the subject maintains its place at the top of board agendas for UK and European businesses. It is vital organisations understand their exposure to data and privacy risk as it impacts every part of their business from employees, to clients, partners and wider stakeholders.”