DPO as a Service
A Data Protection Officer is responsible for monitoring internal compliance and advising on data protection obligations, including Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs). They must also act as a point of contact for data subjects and the relevant governing body.
A DPO must act independently and be an expert in data protection, reporting directly to the highest management level. A DPO can be appointed from an external source or it can be an existing employee. Multiple organisations can appoint a single DPO between them in some cases.
A DPO can help organisations demonstrate their compliance. It clearly demonstrates how seriously data protection is taken.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does dpo stand for?
It stands for Data Protection Officer.
hoW dOEs A DATA PROTECTION OFFICER (DPO) ReLAtE to tHe gENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)?
The GDPR established the concept of a DPO in Europe when it was introduced in 2018.
WhO NEEDS a Dpo UNDER THe GDpr?
Your organisation needs a DPO if its core activities involve the processing of sensitive data on a large scale, whether it’s a data controller or a data processor. You must also appoint a DPO if your activities involve the regular monitoring of individuals on a large scale.
WhO ShOULd A DPO report To?
A DPO must report to the highest level of management. Whilst a DPO can be an existing employee, they must be independent, which means that appointing an external expert in data protection is highly recommended.
WHaT SHOULD A DPO KNOW?
A DPO must be able to advise organisations of applicable EU and national laws, regulations and standards. They must monitor compliance with all applicable data protection laws and internal policies, including the assignment of responsibilities. They are also responsible for raising the level of cyber awareness within an organisation.
WHAT IS A DPO NOT reSPONSIBLE FOR?
A DPO is not responsible for the execution of data protection within an organisation.
CAN A DATA CONTROLLER Be FinED?
Under the GDPR, the ICO can issue fines of up to 20 million Euros or 4% of group worldwide turnover* against data controllers.
*Whichever is the greater amount
Can A DATA PROCESSOR BE FINED?
The ICO can also impose fines of up to 20 million Euros or 4% of group worldwide turnover against data processors under the GDPR.