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Responsibilities of a DPO (Data Protection Officer)

The role of a data protection officer is to ensure that an organisation complies with the requirements set out by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). They will oversee an organisation’s data protection strategy and implementation. Their roles and responsibilities are very clearly stipulated in GDPR and in some instances, organisations are required to appoint a DPO.

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What is a DPIA and when is one required?

A DPIA, or Data Protection Impact Assessment, is a mandatory process that assists organisations with identifying potential risks that come with data processing and how that may affect an individual’s freedoms and rights.

There must be a consideration of how those risks can be reduced or eliminated through the necessary measures. DPIAs have been mandatory in certain circumstances since 25th May 2018 which is when GDPR came into effect.

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The information and remarks provided in this article represent insight and guidance for best practice which is correct or valid or appropriate at time of publication.

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