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January 31 2017

Identifying the data protection officer's role

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) has issued a white paper on Ensuring the Effectiveness and Strategic Role of the Data Protection Officer under the General Data Protection Regulation.
The White Paper sets forth guidance and recommendations concerning the DPO's interpretation and implementation of the GDPR's provisions. The White Paper encourages a flexible and pragmatic implementation of the GDPR's DPO provisions to ensure that they work for organizations of all sizes and types, from large multinational organizations to SMEs, start-ups, NGOs and public authorities.
It identifies challenges posed by specific DPO requirements and proposes sensible interpretations and best practices.