What is the role of the Data Protection Officer?

The GDPR describes the role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) as a security leader who focuses specifically on developing and maintaining policies that allow organizations to remain in compliance with the GDPR regulation.

Article 39 of the GDPR Regulation presents the duties of a Data Protection Officer, and below we review them:

Educating the company and employees about the important compliance requirements of the regulation

Training of staff involved in data processing

Conduct audits to ensure compliance and proactively address potential issues

It is the point of contact between the company and the GDPR supervisory authorities

Monitoring performance and providing advice on the impact of data protection efforts

Maintaining the complete record of all data processing activities performed by the company, including the purpose of all processing activities, which must be made public upon request.

Interface with data subjects to inform them about how their data is used, their rights to delete their personal data and the measures that the company has put in place to protect their personal information

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