Data Protection Officer in Spain
Among the obligations contained in the General Regulations on Data Protection for companies is the need to have an expert on data protection, called Data Protection Officer, also refers to by its acronym DPO. The DPO is a company security leadership role who is responsible for overseeing the company’s data protection strategy and its implementation to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation. An existing employee may be appointed as the company’s DPO, or if preferable the DPO can be hired externally. DPO should be a data protection expert and should have a complete understanding of the company’s IT infrastructure, technology, and technical and organizational structure. The DPO should be both reliable and independent, with no prior commitments that would interfere with the monitoring responsibilities of the DPO role.
In Letslaw we have this figure of the Data Protection Officer to carry out all the necessary actions to comply with the new Regulation and if desired by our Clients, we can be appointed as DPO before the Spanish Data Protection Agency.
- Advice on compliance with the privacy and data protection regulations of organizations, institutions, companies or corporations.
- Information and advice to the data controller and employees with access to data about their obligations.
- Educate the company and employees on important compliance requirements.
- Supervision of the implementation and application of the company’s policies regarding personal data protection
- Supervision of the implementation and application of the regulations
- Allocation of responsibilities and training of personnel involved in processing data and processing operations.
- Advice on impact assessment related to data protection.
- Monitoring performance and providing advice on the impact of data protection efforts.
- Serving as the point of contact between the company and the Spanish Data Protection Agency and cooperate with said supervisory authority.
- Respond to requests from the Spanish Data Protection Agency
Interfacing with data subjects to inform them about how their data is being used, their right to have their personal data erased, and what measures the company has put in place to protect their personal information.