One of the biggest game changers in the new EU General Data Protection Regulation is that it will force many businesses across the bloc to appoint a data protection officer. So far, countries like the U.K. advise companies who engage in lots of data processing to appoint a DPO, but only one country — Germany — mandates the role. So what better place to look to see how well such systems work? In this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor, David Meyer looks at how German companies have adapted to the requirement, what kind of backgrounds DPOs have, and why companies are increasingly inclined to outsource the position rather than hiring someone in-house.
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