Data Processing Agreement (Short)


The Problem

Your supplier does not process significant amounts of personal data, but given the severity of DP sanctions, you wish to put an arrangement in place for good order.

Related Challenges include:

  • you only have a basic understanding of DP obligations
  • assessing privacy related risk levels is not an exact science
  • you are not sure what a data processing agreement looks like, but know it is important
  • you cannot afford to get external counsel support
  • you do not know what obligations are required in this scenario to ensure that you are protected
  • you only have a short amount of time to put in place data processing arrangements
  • some of your suppliers have committed data privacy breaches and you need to protect yourself
  • your business is becoming increasingly digitised
  • your supplier may be required to process more personal data in the future, although they are not processing significant amounts of personal data now

Cancel those plans as another unnecessary night of cobbling something together lies ahead. Hopefully it will do.

The GLS Solution

The GLS Data Processing Agreement (Short)™ helps you put in place a short form albeit robust compliance solution that covers the processing of your personal data by a counterparty.

The GLS Data Processing Agreement (Short)™ targets situations where your counterparty does not process significant amounts of personal data, but you nevertheless want to avoid the prospect of data privacy breaches.

The GLS Data Processing Agreement (Short)™ is pitched at the recognised high watermark standard of the GDPR – the emerging global standard for data privacy compliance.

By pegging your compliance at the higher standards, you allow your organisations and processing plans headroom to develop without having to materially revisit your processing arrangements.

Drafted in plain English and kept as succinct as possible, the GLS Data Processing Agreement (Short)™ is a breezy read and eminently easy for your suppliers to agree.

See our “Solution Sample” for a detailed sample of what is delivered and for user guidance! 

Problem solved.

Solution Deliverables

Instant Delivery:

Your template will be promptly emailed to you and uploaded to your personal account on this GLS Website.

Methodical:Information is presented in an easy-to-follow and user-friendly format.
Highwater Mark:This DPA is pitched at the higher GDPR standards to avoid unnecessary queries regarding compliance.
Short & Sweet:Given the lower risk scenario at which this template is targeted, it has been drafted succinctly, thus allowing for easy comprehension and counterparty agreement.
Dynamic Compliance:By pitching at the higher GDPR standards, your organization can grow without needing to amend this compliance solution.
Experience:This DPA has been prepared by lawyers with decades of domain expertise.
Constant Updates:All our templates are regularly updated to track emerging market practices.

Pricing Comparison

For $199 at GLS you get the complete Document Solution you need + answers to your questions. At a traditional firm you would just get 14 min of time…

Big Law ReviewUS RateGLS CostMinutes
Partner$850$19914 min

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Resource Status: Specialist Repeater Formative
Ease of Implementation: Complex Average Easy
Value Demonstration/Visibility: Low Medium High
Productivity Leverage Profile: Low Medium High
IHL Line Optimisation: Single Multiple All Lines

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