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A DPO must be appointed:
Organisations that are not obliged to appoint a DPO can nevertheless do so if they wish. The role has the same legal status whether the appointment is voluntary or mandatory. See Articles 37, 38 and 39.
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Yes – and you can outsource the role to an external provider if you lack the necessary knowledge and experience.
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