Ely, United Kingdom, 25 July 2019 – GRCI Law, a specialist in data protection and privacy law, has announced its first webinar, Challenges for data protection officers (DPOs), to be delivered by Head of DPO Services Colin Currie.
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) reported that as many as 75,000 DPOs would be needed globally by public authorities and organisations that process personal data on a large scale.
Currie said: “The DPO role is a relatively new one, so the significant shortage of candidates with the appropriate qualifications or practical experience has led to a lack of understanding of what the DPO role entails and what the requirements and responsibilities are to fulfil it.
“Understanding the requirements of the GDPR, and adequately executing the DPO tasks and responsibilities can be burdensome. While a DPO must have access to all personal data processes and activities within the organisation, the complexity of the role can often prove challenging.”
This live webinar session, taking place on 19 September 2019, from 3:00 – 3:45 pm (BST), will provide expert insight into the challenges facing DPOs. It will cover:
- An introduction to the DPO role and its context within the GDPR;
- The requirements for fulfilling the role under the GDPR, e.g. experience and qualifications;
- The DPO’s responsibilities and types of activities that fall under their remit;
- Key challenges faced by DPOs and how they can be addressed;
- Real-life (anonymised) examples of DPO activities that became complex and difficult to handle; and
- Options and best practice for filling the DPO role.
GRCI Law’s DPO team supports and advises clients in a wide variety of sectors, including
finance, professional services, education and health. Formed from a team of lawyers, cyber security experts and data protection practitioners, GRCI Law’s DPO services are influenced by the sector that the organisation operates in, and recognises that each sector has specific challenges, requirements, and legal and regulatory frameworks.