Data protection officer—DPO—job description and role profile

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  • Data protection officer—DPO—job description and role profile

Data protection officer—DPO—job description and role profile

    1. 1

      DPO details

      Name of organisation[Insert name of organisation]
      Name of DPO[Insert name]
      Reports to[Insert name and/or position]
      Full time/part time[Insert]
      Details of any other roles held within the organisation[Insert details of any other roles held]
      Date appointed[Insert date]
    1. 2

      Role summary

      To act as the data protection officer (DPO) for [insert name of organisation] under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and to:

      1. 2.1

        facilitate [insert name of organisation]’s compliance with the UK GDPR and other applicable data protection legislation by ensuring effective systems and controls are in place to enable [insert name of organisation], including its managers and employees, to comply with their legal obligations

      1. 2.2

        act as intermediary between relevant stakeholders, including the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), data subjects, and business units within [insert name of organisation]

      1. 2.3

        act as [insert name of organisation]’s focal point for data protection activities and foster a good data protection culture within [insert name of organisation]

    1. 3

      Job description/role profile

      1. 3.1

        Responsibilities under the UK GDPR

        1. 3.1.1

          Inform and advise [insert name of organisation] and its managers and employees of their obligations under the UK GDPR and other applicable data protection legislation.

        1. 3.1.2

          Monitor compliance with the UK GDPR and other applicable data protection legislation and with [insert name of organisation]’s data protection policies, including:

          1. (a)

            assigning responsibilities within [insert name of organisation]

          1. (b)

            awareness raising

          1. (c)

            training

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