Designating a Data Protection Officer: Key Considerations

Posted in : Hot topics in Employment and Technology Law with Matheson on 15 May 2018
Eimear Boyle
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In the third of the series by Crowley Solicitors on data processing in the workplace, Eimear Boyle explains when a DPO is required and the scope of their role.  The DPO’s duties and responsibilities are highlighted and consideration is given to whether a Privacy Officer, as distinct from a DPO, is more appropriate.  

Who needs to consider appointing a DPO in their business/organisation?

  • Public authorities/bodies; or
  • Controllers or processors whose core activities consist of regular and systematic monitoring of data subjects on a large scale; or
  • Controllers or processors whose core activities consist of the processing on a large scale of special category/sensitive personal

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