The Role of the Data Protection Officer

Key points of the recent ODPC guidance and the Article 29 Working Group guidance

The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) adopted guidance on the role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) last April 2017. In Ireland, the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner has recently issued (dated 14/08/17) their guidance on the appropriate qualifications for the DPO role.

Under the GDPR, it is a requirement for certain data controllers and data processors to designate a DPO for their organisations.  This designated DPO will play a leading and crucial role in implementing an effective data protection framework that complies with the new requirements as set out under the GDPR.

This article summarises the key points of the guidance

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