The Role of the Data Protection Officer under GDPR
Classroom: £329 +VAT per person
One of the least understood aspects of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the mandatory requirement for many organisations to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). There are very specific rules regarding the role and the requirement applies to many more organisations than originally thought.
During this practical and comprehensive full-day course, our expert presenter will explain everything you need to know about the DPO requirements and how they apply to your organisation. The course will also clearly explain where the DPO should fit in the organisational structure, what you need to consider when appointing and the duties of the DPO as set out in the GDPR.
The presenter will also take the opportunity to demonstrate the use of different tools and techniques that can help the designated DPO to undertake detailed data mapping and data audit exercises.
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Under the GDPR, you must appoint a data protection officer (DPO) if you:
Even if you do not fall under one of the above categories, you may still wish to appoint a DPO or data protection co-ordinator, as you are still required to ensure that your organisation has sufficient staff and skills to discharge your obligations under the GDPR.
You may find this article helpful if you are unsure about the legal position of your own organisation.
This course will help those who aspire to the role of DPO as well as those who need to understand why and how they should recruit a DPO for their organisation.
Peter is a highly qualified privacy professional with a background in law, technology and business. He has helped many organisations across the globe to successfully deliver business change within heavily regulated environments. He runs his own consultancy practice specialising in helping companies achieve data privacy compliance. He holds an LL.B and LL.M along with professional certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).