What does DPO mean?

“DPO” means Data Protection Officer. The role of the data protection officer (DPO) is to ensure that organisation processes the personal data of its staff, customers, providers or any other individuals in compliance with the applicable data protection rules. Data protection officers are responsible for overseeing a company’s data protection strategy and its implementation to ensure compliance with GDPR requirements.

DPO assists the organisation with monitoring it’s internal compliance, informs and advises on data protection obligations, provides advice regarding Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) and acts as a contact point for data subjects and the supervisory authority.