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EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): An Implementation and Compliance Guide by IT Governance Privacy Team

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CHAPTER 2: ROLE OF THE DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

The GDPR takes a role that already exists in some organisations, that of the data protection officer (DPO), and gives it statutory importance.

Within Chapter IV of the GDPR, Articles 37-39, lay out the requirements for appointing a DPO, as well as their specification, role, duties and relationships with other entities (such as data subjects, controllers and processors, etc.).

Whether or not your organisation needs to appoint a DPO comes down to three basic conditions, according to the Regulation.

 

The controller and the processor shall designate a data protection officer in any case where:

 

(a)  the processing is carried out by a public authority or body, except for courts acting in their judicial ...

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