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The GDPR has significantly transformed the global data protection landscape. The Regulation gives EU residents more power over their privacy and personal data, and places stricter controls on the organisations that handle this data.

GRCI Law are data protection, data privacy and cyber security specialists. Our team is led by experienced DPOs, lawyers, barristers, and information and cyber security experts. Our free resources aim to offer advice you can trust to help you make an informed decision about your needs when it comes to data privacy and cyber security protection and compliance.

Free PDF download: A Beginner’s Guide to the Data Protection Officer (DPO)

This informative guide explains the role of the DPO in layman’s terms. It’s history, the requirements under the GDPR and how to appoint a DPO are all included:

  • Data protection law in the UK;
  • What a DPO does;
  • Who must appoint a DPO;
  • DPO obligations in other countries;
  • Voluntarily appointing a DPO;
  • How a DPO fits into the organisation;
  • The experience and qualifications a DPO needs;
  • Salary expectations;
  • Outsourcing the DPO; and
  • Case study examples of a DPO in action.

Challenges for data protection officers (DPOs)

Learn about the key challenges of Data Protection Officers (DPOs) .

According to the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals, as many as 75,000 new DPOs are now needed globally. However, being a relatively new role, there is a vast shortage of talented candidates and a lack of understanding as to what the role of DPO entails.

Finding the time to adequately execute the tasks and responsibilities could prove challenging. While a DPO must have access to all personal data processes and activities within the organisation, the complexity of the job role can often prove challenging.


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GRCI Law is a legal, risk and compliance consultancy firm, advising clients in the fields of data protection, data privacy, cyber and information security law. We are at the forefront of developments in this constantly evolving, challenging and complex field.

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