What is the role of Data Protection Officer?

The primary role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) is to ensure that her organisation processes the personal data of its staff, customers, providers or any other individuals (also referred to as data subjects) in compliance with the applicable data protection rules.

Who Should have a DPO?

GDPR encourages all businesses to appoint a DPO.

Is a Data Protection Officer mandatory?

The Data Protection Officer is a mandatory role for all companies that collect or process EU citizens' personal data, under Article 37 of GDPR.
DPOs are responsible for educating the company and its employees about compliance, training staff involved in data processing, and conducting regular security audits.

Features of having a vDPO

  • Expert knowledge of data protection law and practices
  • Integrity and high professional ethics
  • Independent in role and tasks
  • Strategic advisor on the responsible, effective and innovative use of personal data
  • Comprehensive regular reports advise on appropriate data security measures and risk mitigation

5 benefits of having a vDPO

  1. A "one-stop shop" for all your data protection needs
  2. Bound by secrecy and confidentiality
  3. Facilitates compliance and helps create a competitive advantage
  4. Help with GDPR implementation
  5. No need for expensive in-house data protection staff