|Costs of trainings and education||born by us||born by the employer|
|Costs for legal literature||born by us||born by the employer|
|Organization of a substitution||born by us||born by the employer|
|Protection against dismissal||terminable at any time||1 year after the removal from the position|
|Liability||Liability of third party||Liability of the employer|
|View of the enterprise||neutral and objective||subjective influence|
|Cost transparency and cost security||contractually fixed prices||unclear through several accumulated positions|
|Designing of policies, contracts, declarations, etc.||part of our everyday work||longer processing times|
|Interdisciplinary and cross-sector knowledge||we bring along||difficult, long-term maintenance|
There is no direct difference weather the data protection of an organization is supervised by an internal or external data protection officer. Therefore, different aspects must be taken into account when selecting a right person.
Bound or Free of Influences
An employed data protection officer is characterized by a familiarity with internal business processes and the responsible persons, which results in an individual bond with a company.
The external data protection officer, on the other hand, assumes an objective position. It receives an overview of the data protection in the organization independently of all types of influences.
Protection against Dismissal or not?
One main difference lies in the protection against dismissal. A dismissal of the internal data protection officer is not permitted during the time of appointment, § 4f (3) sentence 5 FDPA. After the removal from the office, he or she enjoys a notice period of one year, § 4f (3) sentence 6 FDPA. The external agent is not subject to special protection.