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Who is a Data Protection Officer?


A Data Protection Officer is a professional who ensures that the company they’re working for is applying laws and regulations to protect their customers’ data. These officers guide a company on how to protect sensitive customer data and hold internal security audits on a regular basis. They plan workshops and training sessions and act as a bridge between the data protection authority and the company.


What does a Data Protection Officer do?


One of the key roles of a Data Protection Officer is to educate the organization’s staff about data protection and GDPR compliance. They must train members of the data protection team who process customer information and carry our internal security audits regularly. 


Data Protection Officers usually have to report to senior management while monitoring the company’s adherence to GDPR standards. They are also responsible for developing data protection policies and increasing awareness of various data protection methods. 


Job brief


Our company is on the lookout for an experienced Data Protection Officer for ensuring that we are in compliance with the GDPR standards. As a DPO, you must have a fair amount of knowledge of the state’s data protection laws and the various data protection activities. You will ensure that the company develops a culture of data protection across all departments. 


Duties and responsibilities

  • Act as a point of contact between the data protection authorities and the company 
  • Evaluate the data processing activities of the company and look for bottlenecks
  • Process operational functions and maintain records
  • Be involved in the management meetings to ensure data protection at all levels of project design
  • Create and update data protection guidelines for the company
  • Train employees about GDPR compliance 
  • Instruct employees on Data Protection Impact Assessment methods
  • Evaluate the company’s existing data protection procedures and suggest improvements
  • Plan ahead and prepare the team for data breaches 
  • Stay updated with any changed in the law to ensure compliance


Key requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • 4+ years of work experience in data protection compliance or in a similar role
  • Proficient with computer security systems
  • In-depth knowledge of the GDPR
  • Solid knowledge of data processing operations
  • Knowledge of national data protection laws 

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