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. Many organisations that are not mandated to appoint a DPO are choosing to do so or creating an equivalent role. Not appointing a DPO when required to do so is a breach of the GDPR and could result in a substantial fine.
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. It 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 expert presenter will 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 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.”
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.
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. 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.
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).