The Data Protection Officer: Profession, Rules, and Role
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation created the position of corporate Data Protection Officer (DPO), who is empowered to ensure the organization is compliant with all aspects of the new data protection regime. Organizations must now appoint and designate a DPO. The specific definitions and building blocks of the data protection regime are enhanced by the new General Data Protection Regulation and therefore the DPO will be very active in passing the message and requirements of the new data protection regime throughout the organization. This book explains the roles and responsiblies of the DPO, as well as highlights the potential cost of getting data protection wrong.
Paul Lambert, BA, LLB, LLB, CTMA, PhD, lawyer, consultant, adjunct lecturer, is the author of various books on data protection, internet, social media and courtroom broadcasting including The Laws of the Internet (4th edition), International Handbook of Social Media Laws, A Users's Guide to Data Protection and Television Courtroom Broadcasting Effects: The Empirical Research and the Supreme Court Challenge (University Press of America) and has published many articles in various professional, trade and academic journals including the European Intellectual Property Review. He speaks regularly at conferences and events across Europe and Asia on data protection, Internet, intellectual property, information technology, and courtroom broadcasting. He is also frequently interviewed in various national and international media such as the Sunday Times.