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

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

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP day mean for Risk & Compliance?

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      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]
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      Role summary

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

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        facilitate [insert name of organisation]’s compliance with the 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 supervisory authorities, 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

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