Based on surveying data protection officer job postings, companies are trying to fill DPO positions with junior associates with only a few years of experience. Many are treating the DPO as merely an IT role with no legal experience, or as a compliance role with no real IT experience. But what does the General Data Protection Regulation in fact require and what do those requirements mean for the DPO’s job skills? Thomas Shaw, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, summarizes the necessary skills a DPO should have for the job in this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor. Editor's Note: IAPP members can learn more about the responsibilities of the DPO under the GDPR here.
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