What it Takes to Be Your Organisation’s DPO or Data Privacy Lead

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The Dynamics of GDPR Compliance

Most of us are familiar with the term ‘GDPR’, but an important question remains – are organizations fully compliant with the GDPR regulations? There are several aspects to consider in ensuring compliance:

  • Organizations need to validate the lawful basis for collecting and selling personal data after implementing ‘unsubscribe’ buttons;
  • Changes in legislation such as the DPA 2018 and Brexit in the UK need to be taken into account;
  • Various articles have been amended to create the UK GDPR, and the DPA 2018 is now modified to align with the UK GDPR.

It is crucial for organizations to evaluate their level of compliance with data protection laws and assess the potential economic impact of GDPR breaches.

Continuous Compliance is Key

Compliance is not a one-time effort; it requires ongoing attention and expertise. Simply relying on past efforts for compliance does not guarantee continued adherence to regulations.

Furthermore, international privacy laws add an additional layer of complexity. Businesses need to ensure their data privacy systems are designed to meet the legal requirements of various countries.

Clarity and understanding of these regulations are essential to avoid any misinterpretation or confusion. If not properly understood, organizations risk losing compliance on multiple fronts.

The Role of a DPO

Having a well-trained DPO is crucial for crisis management and regulatory compliance. They are responsible for managing incidents, addressing issues, and ensuring lasting changes are implemented. Effective training is essential for this role.

Experience is valuable, but competencies and practical skills are equally important. As a DPO or privacy lead, one must handle various stakeholders and follow processes diligently. This requires specific training and guidance.

About the Author

This article was written by Andrew Snow – a DPO with extensive experience in regulatory compliance and data protection. He is also known for his expertise in data privacy and cybersecurity training.

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