GDPR Consultant
To ensure that your company complies with the GDPR regulations, you may find that those the work in the business do not have the necessary expertise. Hiring a GDPR consultant is the best option to gain the necessary expertise, save time and reduce costs.

In this article you will find hints and tips on how to select a GDPR consultant for your GDPR requirement and the criteria to use to make this decision.

What Are Your Requirements?

Look at the areas related to your company's specific requirements, such as data protection, compliance and compliance management. When hiring a GDPR consultant, look for a consulting firm or freelancer who has experience in implementing the GDPR in these specific areas. Over the last few years, some GDPR consultants have gained vast experience from companies implemented the new regulations before they came into force.

Industry Knowledge

Another consideration when choosing a consultant to help you comply with GDPR is previous industry experience, as industry knowledge can help you better tailor policies to your workflow. You can request references if you find any from their previous jobs, but if your reputation has been built over several years, this can be a significant advantage. Checking whether the consultant or the company offering GDPR consultants has written articles, contributed to webinars or hosted lectures at conferences can give you an idea of their and the company’s reputation as an expert.

The Importance of Data Protection

The development of the digital industry has prompted consultants in other areas to focus on data protection. Of course, changing industries can be a challenge to a consultant's career, so it may be worth looking at the interests of the past. Although the GDPR is a new regulation, data protection and digital law are not. In such cases, it may be a good idea to check why the consultant has moved into this field and enquire as to what he what doing previously.

The Cost

In this case, you should consider part or all of the costs and consider hiring a consultant who has the skills to lead your team on the path to compliance with the GDPR. Consulting firms sometimes offer freelance consultants who are skilled, experienced and are flexible enough to work with your staff. If your business has a large number of employees, e.g. in the areas of marketing, sales, marketing and customer service, then you should hire a consulting firm with a team of consultants who have the skills to lead the team on the road to compliance with the GDPR.

Non-Disclosure Agreements

When selecting GDRP consulting professionals, ask if they are prepared to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to protect your company's information. Once GDPR consultants get to work they will identify confidential information and data, including data storage and protection, and therefore know the weaknesses in your company.

Final Word

Hiring the wrong consultant can render the implementation of the GDPR useless, so it is imperative that you take the time to select a consultant that fits your needs perfectly.

The best GDPR partners will be able to represent and defend your business, and when they participate in the implementation of your GDPR compliance project, they will also be informed and able to launch a defence. Before you decide on a consultant, ask yourself: "Who are the consultants who can advise and represent me if necessary? Consultants must work closely with your organization, not only as partners, but also as part of the compliance team.

While GDPR-compliant solutions and efforts already exist on the market, consultants are the experts to fill the knowledge gaps.