What is an virtual DPO?
A DPO (Data Protection Officer) is a person who is in a position within an organisation who acts as an independent advocate for the proper care and use of customer’s information. The role of a Data Protection Officer was formally laid out by the European Union as part of its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Under Section 4 of the GDPR, it is a requirement for organisations who meet a specified criteria to appoint a Data Protection Officer. Article 37 outlines the requirements for the appointment of a Data Protection Officer and Articles 38 and 39 outline requirements for the position of and tasks allocated to the Data Protection Officer.