External DPO services are a service provided by a company or individual that is not part of your organisation, but is hired to act as your DPO. The external DPO will be responsible for monitoring your organisation's compliance with data protection laws and regulations, such as GDPR, and provide guidance and advice on data protection matters.
While external DPO services can be a variety of services, Openli focuses on collecting, storing and maintaining the GDPR required information of the services and tools an organisation uses. This may be a single service of an external DPO service supplier, which would then be handled manually and invoiced by the hour.
Openli and contract management systems differ in some aspects. Here are some of the most important ones to consider:
Annual ROI from
purchase of Privacy hub
When organisations works with both external DPO services and us, we take away the heavy costs of vetting vendors and collecting the privacy information such as:
With the collected information at hand, the external DPO service provider typically supports the organisation in assessing the vendors and a risk and audit perspective.
As the vendor vetting is very time consuming and a massive cost driver when using external consultancy, the return of investment is secured by using Openli for this part of an organization's privacy program.