What is the job’s DPO ?

the dpo job

To begin a little patience please because we can not talk about the DPO or DPD without talking about the GDPR.

On April 27, 2016, a new European regulation was published on the European General Regulation on Data Protection (GDPR) which will enter into force on May 25, 2018. Its purpose is to really change the way in which to manage the protection of data, notably by requiring companies to establish a true policy of governance of the legal compliance of the processing of personal data.

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So what is the DPO ?

The DPO is an English term meaning Data Protection Officer whose correspondence in French is the DPD, Delegate for Data Protection. In short, it is the internal reference to the physical data protection policy. It must take action with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data that companies process through their activity


Is it mandatory to have a DPO ?

The appointment of a DPO may be mandatory or actually advisable depending on the framework of data processing, management or storage of sensitive or medical data. And it is mandatory and unequivocal in the public sector.


What types of data are affected?

  • This is any transaction or set of transactions applied to personal data

    • collection;

    • modification;

    • extraction;

    • archiving;

    • destruction;

    • ...


The DPO has many hats

  • Awareness

This post is in itself new even if it is only the continuity of the post of CIL better known as the Correspondant Informatique et Libertés.

Its function will be to sensitize the teams to the new regulations in force and explain the impact of the RGPD through society.

  •  Tracking support

Auditing, monitoring and listing actions carried out by regular monitoring

  • Initiate and train

One of his tasks will be to initiate the various stakeholders through training or otherwise to teach the best practices to be held to comply with the regulations (GDPR).

  • Provide a watch and advise

Ensure compliance with the main principles of data protection, in particular by coordinating and advising the teams concerned


How much can a DPO expect in terms of salary?

The information below is for information only

The average salary I found for the moment on the net was 60K € for junior, 70-80K € for seniors and 100K € for experts.


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