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GDPR: resources on the role of the Data Protection Officer

There are 3 circumstances in which the EU's GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) makes the appointment of a Data Protection Officer or DPO mandatory. A list with resources on the tasks and required skills of the DPO and Q&As.

Source: https://www.i-scoop.eu/gdpr/gdpr-compliance-data-protection-officer-dpo/

Appointing a Data Protection Officer (DPO) under GDPR

What skills and knowledge should you look for when hiring a data protection officer (DPO) under GDPR? What will set your ideal candidate apart?

FAQs on the appointment of Data Protection Officers under the EU GDPR

FAQs about the appointment of Data Protection Officers as per the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR', 'Regulation')

GDPR and the Role of the Data Protection Officer

Data Controllers as well as Data Processors are required to appoint a Data Protection Officer in three situations.

GDPR: Data Protection Officers

The role of a data protection officer (DPO) is an existing concept that some controllers and processors already choose to employ; however, the GDPR will introduce a mandatory obligation for certain data controllers and processors to appoint a DPO.

GDPR Q&A: The role of the data protection officer (DPO)

Following the third webinar in our EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) series, which was on the role of the data protection (DPO) under the GDPR, we have complied a list of questions and answers participants asked during the webinar.

GDPR & The Role of the Data Protection Officer

A Data Protection Officer is typically the person who is in charge of ensuring a business and its operations are compliant with any laws and regulations relating to data protection. In the case of the GDPR, Article 39 details the specific tasks of the DPO, after describing their important legal responsibilities. It also explains how DPOs will have special protected status under the law.

New EU Guidelines on Data Protection Officers

The EU's Article 29 Working Party has published new Guidelines on the role of Data Protection Officers under the General Data Protection Regulation. Data Protection Officers are seen as a cornerstone of data protection compliance, and many businesses will be subject to a mandatory obligation to appoint a Data Protection Officer.

Operational impacts of the GDPR: The mandatory DPO

Data controllers and processors alike must designate a data protection officer to comply with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation.

The compliance burden under the GDPR – Data Protection Officers

One of the politically most contentious innovations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the obligation to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) in certain cases.

The European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – 5 myths dispelled

The DPO, where appointed, must be independent. This doesn’t mean you have to appoint an external person - they can be an employee.