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The Role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO)
The law sets out specific responsibilities and obligations for the DPO and the organisation and it is important that these are understood by all. 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 define which organisations must appoint a DPO, where they fit in the organisational structure and what needs to be considered when recruiting for the role. It will clearly explain the statutory duties set out in the GDPR and will guide you through the best practice principles, not just for the DPO but for anyone acting as the data protection lead in their organisation.
Our presenter will also demonstrate how to produce a Data Flow Map and how to conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment. The course is illustrated with practical, real-world examples and exercises that help to demonstrate how a DPO should handle the numerous challenges associated with the role.
“This has been really useful. The presenter was very knowledgeable and approachable.”
Head of Business Support
“Course content was just right - well explained and concise. Thanks.”
“Excellent, well run and very informative session. Excellent venue. A good afternoon well spent.”
“Peter was engaging, knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. A great day which has given me lots to consider. Thank you.”
Data Protection Manager
“A very clear and concise summary of the role of the DPO with good material provided.”
Group Financial Controller
“Very useful and relevant course. Presenter knowledge was excellent.”
“I found the content excellent and it clarified a lot of information I need to know. Peter was an excellent trainer.”
Executive Assistant to MD
“I feel more confident and the course book is very useful for me to use in the office.”
Deputy Company Secretary
Since GDPR came fully into force in May 2018, privacy and data protection has become such an important issue that even organisations that are not mandated to appoint a statutory Data Protection Officer are choosing to adopt the role or create an equivalent position with a different title.
Under the GDPR, you must appoint a data protection officer (DPO) if you:
This course will help those who are new to the position of DPO as well as those who are experienced but need to know how the recent changes to the law affect the role. It will also benefit those acting as the data protection lead for their organisation, even if they are not legally required to appoint a DPO. This course will also help to inform anyone needing to recruit a DPO for their organisation or wishing to confirm that they are fully compliant with the mandatory GDPR requirements.