The data protection officer requirement under the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the officers' subsequent responsibilities haven't been easy for DPOs. There has been uneasiness over how DPOs should approach balancing their obligations to their organization and data protection authorities. On a panel at RSA in San Francisco, California, Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon said there is "a lot of stress and tension about what the role requires," but added that DPOs are essential to regulators. IAPP Editor Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, reports what Dixon and Salesforce DPO Lindsey Finch had to say about the DPO role in this piece for The Privacy Advisor.
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