August 25, 2021

Comparing the roles of GDPR’s Data Protection Officer to POPIA’s Information Officer.

There is a high degree of overlap between global data protection regulations, but some subtle differences could potentially lead to misinterpretation. This is especially so in […]
August 17, 2021

PrivIQ now offering a GDPR and CCPA service in one package.

We have recently released our CCPA version and have realized from feedback that there is a demand for a single solution covering both GDPR (EU and […]
June 12, 2020
DPO challenges

The DPO challenges

Officer’, in the commercial sense – a holder of a senior post in a society, company or other organisation. The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) […]
August 29, 2017

What is a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?

DPO is an acronym for Data Protection Officer. A DPO is a person who is given formal responsibility for data protection compliance within an organisation. Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), some organisations will be required to appoint a DPO. When appointed, the GDPR prescribes a framework around the roles and responsibilities of the DPO. But it is important to note that not all organisations will have to appoint DPOs and that the DPOs themselves will not personally be responsible for an organisations non-compliance with the GDPR. Data protection compliance is ultimately the responsibility of the controller or processor of the personal data.