What is DPO?May 31, 2019GDPR
A data protection officer is a resourceful security position mandated with the responsibility of ensuring data management and handling meet the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) standards.
What is DPO?
A DPO is charged with the responsibility of implementing GDPR together with general data management and safety. In the event of litigations matters involving data, the DPO will facilitate the communication of such data to the required parties.
GDPR insists on the position of a DPO for all businesses that handle significant personal data for EU citizens. However, GDPR has no specific education level for the position of the DPO, though the individual must possess the competency to handle and protect data. A data protection officer can be recruited from staff in your organization or any other company; moreover, a DPO can work for more than one company.
The duties of a DPO comprise of
Teaching and supervising both company and outsourced staff dealing with data entry on data protection and standards.
Auditing, to confirm compliance with the set standards, and action in the event of non-compliance.
Communicating of audit reports with GDPR supervisors on data security and protection matters.
Trailing performance and advising on appropriate measures to improve data protection.
Retaining audit results and gaps together with cause action in the event of community appeal.
Informing all stakeholders and staff who handle data on the importance of data protection and management.
Even if the United Kingdom separates from the EU in March 2019, it will still be mandated to adhere to the GDPR for EU citizens. Companies should engage A DPO by May 2018. Employing a DPO earlier than the stipulated date could be advantageous to your company. It will help you in avoiding last-minute hiring, in addition to affording your company humble time to interview and asses the DPO.