Is your DPO conflicted?

Tom McNamara from Apex Privacy and the Data Privacy Podcast joins us to discuss the hottest topic on DPOs

Is your DPO conflicted?

The BIG topic on DPOs: Conflict.

Join us in this Privacy Kitchen Coffee Break with Tom McNamara, Founder & CEO of Apex Privacy and the Data Privacy Podcast, as we discuss DPOs and conflict under GDPR and the tension with market practice!

Internal v External

In this session, we’re asking:

  • Are in-house DPOs ever independent?
  • Can external DPOs still be conflicted?

Market Practice

We’ll look at market practice and how the role has developed, including:

  • Is there a better understanding of the role  – and title – now?
  • Any lessons from lawyers, MLROs and others?
  • What do clients want – and need – at the moment?
  • How are Data Protection practitioners responding?

Brexit

And, of course, we’ll deal with Brexit!

  • Has Brexit changed DPOs in the UK?

Links

GDPR itself!

Art 29 WP, WP 243 rev.01, Guidelines on Data Protection Officers (‘DPOs’), Adopted on 13 December 2016, As last Revised and Adopted on 5 April 2017 

EDPS Position paper on the role of Data Protection Officers of the EU institutions and bodies 30 September 2018 

UK ICO Guide to DPOs

German DPA fine re IT Manager, 2016

Belgian DPA fine re Head of Audit, Risk & Compliance, 2020


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