As we get closer to 2018, ensuring your organisation complies with the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an increasingly pressing concern. Along with the changes to individuals’ rights and new requirements for consent, the GDPR also stipulates that, in some circumstances, you may be required to designate (or hire) a dedicated Data Protection officer (DPO).
In some European countries, hiring a DPO has been insisted (or strongly encouraged) for several years now. However, for those countries without any prior stipulations, it may soon be time to assign one. You won’t be the only one – a recent survey by the International Association of Privacy Professionals claimed that the EU would collectively need to hire in the region of 28,000 DPOs before 2018.