In short a Data Protection Officer is the person who is responsible for ensuring an organisation remains compliant within the Data Protection legislation guidelines.
When the GDPR becomes effective as of May 25, 2018, the data protection officer will become a mandatory role under Article 37 for all companies that collect or process EU citizens’ personal data.
DPOs are responsible for educating the company and its employees on important compliance requirements, training staff involved in data processing, and conducting regular security audits. DPOs also serve as the point of contact between the company and any Supervisory Authorities (SAs) that oversee activities related to data.
Some of the areas of responsibility for DPO's include:
- Be the nominated officer on the Data Protection Register.
- Develop and implement the organisation’s Data Protection Policy.
- Create ‘best practice’ guidance for data processors, preferably in written form for future reference.
- Train and advise staff on the provisions of the Data Protection Act.
- Identify and monitor the data processors whilst at work, ensuring that they deal with data in a manner consistent with the 8 data protection principles.
- Process and respond to all requests for information by data subjects.
- Ensure data remains up-to-date and is destroyed when necessary.
Why partner with us to find Data Protection Officers?
- Through proactive search services you’ll gain greater exposure to the candidate market
- Receive access to our team experienced Governance, Risk & Compliance consultants
- Proactive head-hunting results in faster delivery times than passive candidate sourcing
- You’ll receive a tailored short-list of Data Protection Officers for your opportunity
- Our database of pre-vetted contractors enables us to deliver candidates swiftly
If your business will be affected by the incoming changes on the 25th May 2018, and you’re looking to appoint a Data Protection Officer(s) in your organisation, complete the form below and we’ll get in touch with you within two working hours.