NEVER ENOUGH TIME 😩

CJEU, EDPB, DPAs. Rulings, guidelines, decisions... Responding to the same internal questions over and over... Not to mention breaches (always on Friday afternoons!)

⛑️ Get help!

The DPO Hub gives you:

  • 🚨 Swift GDPR updates with pragmatic insights and actionable recommendations—with a distinctly European viewpoint from a Norwegian-based DPO
  • 📚 A constantly growing database with easy-to-understand, concise summaries of CJEU rulings, EDPB documents and notable DPA decisions
  • 🔎 Dedicated pages deep-diving into key topics such as Consent and Rights of access
  • 💛 A network of passionate people from 30 countries, representing 37 nationalities from across the EU to Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ethiopia, Mexico, the US and more! (see who and read more about the DPO Hub Community below)
  • ⛑️ A GDPR survival kit with tools and templates for DPO Annual reports, GDPR Audits, fun risk assessments and more (coming)

Crucially: the DPO Hub helps you take back control of your (work) life.

You won't, however, get that ultra-corporate, heavily commercial feel with close ties to bigtech here... Which is why you can just email or connect with Rie directly if you have any questions!

The DPO Hub is for:

  • The 37% who don't have time to read CJEU rulings themselves—or the 31% who do "when there's no escape"
  • Busy DPOs wanting a regular email with key, curated (and trustworthy) news snippets in simple language
  • External DPOs who can't afford to jeopardise their reputation by missing key news—but don't have time to find them or deep-dive into everything
  • Academics, researchers and students seeking concise and credible summaries of key rulings and decisions
  • Lawyers and legal advisors needing current information to advise their clients accurately
  • Anyone working hands-on with the GDPR who want pragmatic insights and practical recommendations

Here's a snippet of what you can expect:

PS: To see an example of CJEU post, head to the end.

The struggle is real 🤯

We face an ever-growing avalanche of information. How do we keep up to date with it all..?

Newsletters. Books. Conferences. Webinars. Podcasts. Courses.

But newsletters go unread. Webinars unattended. (I never find time to watch that recording either.)

Try to keep up on LinkedIn, only to despair over the feed that spontaneously refreshes at the worst times. The post you were reading or comment you were writing? Gone.

Not only DPOs are drowning these days in trying to keep up with the GDPR, not to mention ePrivacy, AI Act, DSA, DMA, DA, DGA... #alltheacronyms - everyone is.

Our field is a challenging one and our community is often fighting an uphill battle. DPOs, especially, tend to be unappreciated and have too few resources to perform our tasks sufficiently.

❌ The problem is that there's never enough time to do all the things.

Which is why we must acknowledge these 2 Truths:

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When we accept this, we can finally lower our shoulders and go to work with renewed optimism!

Then, the solution is:

  • More time
  • Help
  • Less to do
  • Find a new job...

But more time isn't necessarily what you need. Maybe you just have to focus on the right things. And if you're unsure what's worth paying attention to, I can help.

Acting as an external DPO for years, I'm well familiar with the struggles: the mounting stress of being bombarded with updates, the anxiety of missing something crucial, and the sheer exhaustion of sifting through dozens of sources daily.

And it's not just about getting updates, but getting the right ones.

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THIS is why I've created the DPO Hub. To help you keep up to date with the most important news and find relevant information when you need it.

Importantly, you get my (sometimes grumpy!) analysis, key takeaways and pragmatic and practical recommendations.

But, is it worth it..?

How many hours do you pour into weekly updates? Searching for the latest GDPR news, trying to navigate the EDPB's or InfoCuria's frustrating websites, or endlessly scrolling through LinkedIn hoping to catch the newest insights?

Not to mention those unread newsletters piling up in your inbox...

But that's just one part of it—the actual reading time comes on top of that. Set a timer for the next time you read a CJEU decision. How long did you spend..?

💰 If the DPO Hub can reclaim just one of those hours, it's already paid for itself.

The DPO Hub gives you concise summaries of GDPR news you must keep up with—saving you time both looking for and reading information—and key tips on how to effectively implement what you learn.

Compare that with the last corporate-heavy, super-commercial €1,700 conference you attended, where presenters were mostly interested in getting you to attend their webinar...

Give it a go for a month and see for yourself. If you're not happy, you can unsubscribe at any time—you're not locked in to a lengthy, costly subscription!

Join me and passionate people from 30 countries, counting!

But I have 🇺🇸 IAPP, Nymity, DataGuidance, Westlaw, Karnov...

The DPO Hub doesn't necessarily compete with or replace a GDPR-related service you're already using.

But you might prefer curated news from a DPO based in and from Europe (🇳🇴👋), with no commercial affiliations to big corporations in the US.

Delivered on a platform that's not overwhelming and impersonal, with "200+ legal sources" (that few really need) or "150+ years of history"... Who's got time for all that?

I focus on delivering concise, pragmatic insights and actionable recommendations. My aim is to streamline your information flow, ensuring you receive the most important updates without the clutter of broader services - and with a distinctly European viewpoint. 🇪🇺

Your boss should pay for the subscription

Most members get the subscription covered by their employer. (Especially when you say that it's normally €576/year but only €409 now for Founding Members. 💰)

Your boss likely wants to spend as little on compliance as possible – not a cent more. And they want to be compliant enough.

They also don’t want to be bothered more than necessary with “GDPR-stuff”...

With that challenging background, how do you get them on your side? 🤔

You could start with two personal favorites of mine: There’s no such thing as 100% compliance. And: You can never remove all risks.

This sets the tone and your boss will probably nod in agreement.

Despite the above, though, your boss is also worried about audits/inspections from a data protection authority. 🧐

Nobody wants that – or a fine 💸, or any risk of reputational damage due to poor privacy and data protection practices.

They’ll also perk up if you talk about such practices as a competitive advantage. If you’re in SaaS, for example, flying through a due diligence will guaranteed land more customers than a process raising red flags early on.

Your boss might point out that you already have a GDPR-related subscription. It might cost quite a bit and your boss might raise an eyebrow as to why you’d need another one.

This is where you pitch two key ‘features’ of the DPO Hub:

1️⃣ The mantra of the DPO Hub is less is more. It’s a goal in itself to minimise the time you spend on it. Why? So that you can spend more time in and on the business, on actual, hands-on compliance stuff.

Talking to your collegues. Raising awareness. Taking those complex challenges heads-on. Being a problem-solver, tackling the highest-risk items.

Reducing company and compliance risks. (Of course risks to data subjects too, but I’m guessing your boss will pay more attention to the these.)

2️⃣ Rie’s facts-based, pragmatic and business-oriented perspectives, as well as hands-on, practical recommendations on how to deal with a CJEU ruling, DPA decision or EDPB guideline.

You won’t get this any other place. Rie also doesn’t represent a US-based corporation profiting on EU-born laws.

Finally, while it’s still possible, you can join as a Founding Member on a heavily discounted rate that’ll never increase!

Smi mens jernet er varmt”, as we say in Norway (let me know what your equivalent is!).

It might also help to mention that you’ll be joining a community with many prominent professionals, including representatives from several data protection authorities.

We're building something significant here. In Europe. By Europe.

PS: Reach out on LinkedIn if you're struggling to convince your employer.

Become a Founding Member

Get first and free access to the DPO Hub Community, other exclusive perks, and support a 🇪🇺-built initiative.

Count me in!

Who is a Founding Member?

If you trust me, believe in my DPO Hub vision and want to support a European-born and built initiative, you should join us and become one of only 250 Founding Members. This is a one-time chance to be part of something special.

Imagine getting that offer when IAPP was founded.

First, you get a significant 29% discount. Second, you lock in this low price forever—it'll never increase.

💛 Third, you get free access to the DPO Hub Community.

Finally, you'll be the first in the know about other upcoming initiatives, like the GDPR survival toolkit and Effective DPO methodology (which includes my PKM/Obsidian/Readwise and productivity journey).

🏗️ This is my way of saying thanks for supporting me while I (still) build this first version, accepting it'll be work-in-progress for a while longer.

Join for 6 or 12 months to secure your numbered DPO Hub Founding Member spot and gift.

PS: Give it a go by signing up as a regular member monthly. If you enjoy it and want to upgrade to a Founding Member (to get all the perks and access to the DPO Hub Community), you can, as long as there are spots left.

Join here

Currently, the DPO Hub is a new initiative that's still being developed—by me, Rie. 👋 And only me, for now.

Which is why I'm doing the 'Founding Member' launch, as a thanks for supporting me at this crucial stage (and for being patient while I continue to build). Notably, you get first and complementary (free!) access to the DPO Hub Community.

So, how much is it, then?

A key online legal resource costs from €91/month per user and a legal network charges €2,400 for four in-person meetings, which works out to €200 monthly. Another network ranges from €56-93/month.

With the DPO Hub, if you join as a Founding Member, you not only get a heavily discounted rate, but free access to the Community.

That 29% already discounted rate is only:

  • NOK 395.47/monthly, excl. VAT/mva (min. 6 months)
  • EUR 34.08/monthly (no VAT, min. 6 months)

☕️ The monthly cost is about the same as buying a latte once a week...

Still unsure? Then just email or connect with Rie directly if you have any questions. See, I told you this is non-corporate—my international company name is NoTies Consulting for a reason!

If you're in 🇳🇴 (only! due to taxes):

Join as a Founding Member for 6 months or 1 year, or try it out as a regular member for one month (subject to changes, 30 days notice, no Founding Member perks, no Community access)

🌍 If you're outside of Norway:

Join as a Founding Member for 6 months or 1 year, or try it out as a regular member for one month (subject to changes, 30 days notice, no Founding Member perks, no Community access)

Who else is in?

The info in the DPO Hub came in handy not even 24 hours after joining!

And since then (January), I've added 16 CJEU ruling writeups (like this one), several EDPB headlines (including my grumpy take on their DPO report), and other essential updates every DPO should be aware of (like the massive EDPS Microsoft 365 🇪🇺 Commission decision).

But it really isn't like we need more GDPR documents to read... And that's not what the DPO Hub is about. It's designed to provide you with the essentials of the most important GDPR updates and to be your go-to resource when you're looking for more information.

So far, passionate folks from 30 countries, representing 37 nationalities, have joined:

🇲🇪 🇳🇴 🇭🇺 🇸🇪 🇨🇭 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 🇨🇿 🇷🇺 🇷🇴 🇳🇱 🇬🇧 🇩🇰 🇵🇹 🇫🇷 🇮🇹 🇧🇪 🇺🇦 🇬🇷 🇹🇷 🇨🇱 🇪🇪 🇫🇮 🇱🇻 🇱🇹 🇲🇽 🇦🇹 🇮🇪 🇩🇪 🇧🇴 🇧🇷 🇮🇱 🇦🇱 🇷🇸 🇪🇸 🇯🇪 🇪🇹

Including: Senior Group & n00b DPOs. People from DPAs (𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴!). Lawyers. Solo consultants. Students. General counsels. Global Head of Legal. Professors, municipalities, major corporations, startups...

This is the community you can become part of—with some feedback from actual members:

Pssst, don't miss out on the Founding Members 🎁:

I hope I get the chance to personally wish you welcome aboard. Join us now!


And here's your post preview! This is from a LinkedIn post, but gives you an idea of how an actual DPO Hub post looks like:

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