A DPO’s role consists in supporting compliance leaders, coordinating data protection efforts and providing organizational training to ensure their effectiveness. It will also include many other responsibilities that may or may not require a dedicated resource.
A DPO is mandatory to facilitate your compliance with the GDPR in the following three specific cases:
Non-compliance by your organization with the DPO provisions may be sanctioned by the imposition of administrative fines. Potentially affected companies should thus plan well ahead and have the required meetings with their respective Data Protection Authority.
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