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.

Compliance with the GDPR isn’t optional. Failure to comply can result in hefty regulatory fines of €20 million or up to 4% of annual global turnover (whichever is greater). With data breaches on the rise, now is the time to kick-start your GDPR compliance project.

Challenges for data protection officers (DPOs)

19 September 2019, 3:00 – 3:45 pm (BST) 

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.