GDPR necessitates a Data Protection Officer (DPO) for certain kinds of organisations and many others are choosing proactively to appoint one. The role is important for oversight, governance and to enforce the regulations of the GDPR as well as being responsible for the general strategy for the protection of personal information.
The responsibilities of a DPO typically include:
Training management and staff (including possible outsourced data entry staff) on the GDPR requirements.
Assessing compliance requirements adherence and addressing infractions.
Serving as a contact to European Data Protection Authorities.
Tracking performance and advising on likely results of privacy controls.
Maintaining records of data processing activities, protection efforts and the reasons why they were implemented, in case of request.
Informing individuals about how their personal information is being used, protection measures safeguarding their information and their ‘right to be forgotten’.
It can be difficult and costly to maintain a DPO with adequate skills and time to undertake the role. TwoBlackLabs can provide highly trained International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) certified professionals to work with your organisation and take care of the DPO duties in a way that meets your budget and expectations.