In this video, Mandy Huth explores the role of the data protection office under GDPR. Learn what the DPO role requires, its assurance of independence, and the related tasks.
- [Instructor] An organization's ability…to conform to the GDPR lies heavily with the role…of the Data Protection Officer or DPO.…Understanding what a DPO is is critical to identifying…the right person for the role.…Who needs a Data Protection Officer?…The regulation states that any controller or processor…who requires regular and systematic monitoring…of data subjects on a large scale, needs a DPO.…A DPO's primary role is not always a singular role…in that it's not that person's only job.…
Most often, it depends on the size of the organization.…Of important note is that the Data Protection Officer…must report to the highest management level,…and that usually means reporting in to the C-Suite.…When we talk about the appointment…of a Data Protection Officer, we have to look…at their particular knowledge of data protection,…but more importantly, their ability to fulfill duties.…The DPO may be employed or contracted,…but the DPO cannot be a temporary position.…
It's also often a good fit when that person…has a strong understanding of the organization.…
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- Compliance deadlines and penalties
- Data controllers and data processors under GDPR
- Exploring the role of the data protection office
- Technical measures outlined in the GDPR
- Reviewing the right to be forgotten and the situations that allow erasure
- Rules for children under the age of 16
- Breach notification