Privacy works best when the right person is in the right place, at the right time, asking the right questions. That's according to Microsoft CPO Brendon Lynch, CIPP/US, who spoke in Brussels recently alongside Accenture Senior Director of Data Privacy Florian Thoma, FIP, CIPM, CIPP/E, CIPP/US. But where is the right place for the new mandatory DPO, required under the GDPR, to sit? The DPO's role, in part, will be to communicate with and be a representative of a company's or public entity's data protection authority. Which raises the question: Can the DPO play a role arm-in-arm with the supervisory authority while still strategically advising the company? Or should the DPO be a truly independent role, almost outside of operations? Angelique Carson, CIPP/US, reports in this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor.
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