Data breach reporting: oversight

The ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) requires you to identify the DPO (data protection officer) or senior person responsible for data protection in your organisation when you report a personal data breach.

Under the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), certain organisations must appoint a DPO, a role whose position and tasks are defined in Articles 38 and 39 of the Regulation.

Even if you are under no obligation to appoint a DPO, it is often worth assigning responsibility for data protection to an individual, even if you do not call them a DPO. 

Many organisations find it challenging to meet their DPO responsibilities, given the breadth of knowledge required, which is why you can also outsource the function to an external DPO. If you have someone who can take on the role, it would be beneficial for them to attend DPO training to give them the practical knowledge required.

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DPO as a Service

DPO as a service (GDPR) is a practical and cost-effective solution for organisations that do not have the data protection expertise and knowledge to fulfil their DPO obligations under the GDPR.

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Training courses

Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Training Course

Gain the knowledge and skills to enable you to fulfil the DPO (data protection officer) role under the GPDR (General Data Protection Regulation) with this four-day certificated training course.

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Certified Data Protection Officer (C-DPO) Accelerated Training Course

This upgrade training course prepares individuals who have successfully completed the certified GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Foundation and Practitioner training courses to achieve DPO (data protection officer) certification.

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