The question of data privacy has become one that is shaping the business world of the 21st century. With many technologies advancing in leaps and bounds – as well as the increasing importance of ‘The Internet of Things’ the appointment of a professional Data Protection Officer to ensure legal and mandatory compliance has become a business imperative. We look at how failure to appoint such professionals who can operate at all levels of an organisation can be a costly mistake – not only in terms of revenue – but also in terms of customer trust.
In this article, we examine how regulators in Asia are mandating the appointment of Data Protection Officers and how these appointees form only one part of a team that must be tasked with not only ensuring the integrity of data, but also in responding to breaches of security. We also touch on the consequences of team members not familiarising themselves with their individual roles and responsibilities.
In this article, Mary Thel Mundin examines the recently implemented rules and regulations of the Data Privacy Act of the Philippines (RA 10173) and the implications for organisations that handle personal data both within the borders of the Philippines and those who handle personal data and have links to the Philippines.
As the Philippines Data Privacy Act registration deadline draws near, to be or not to be a data protection officer (DPO) is on many company officer’s mind.
So what does a GDPR data protection officer need to know to step into this role and be effective? The job will need some significant experience in both IT and risk management at minimum and also other ancillary skills that are important to success in the role.
Like many privacy professionals, Robert Gratchner got his start in the industry accidentally but not surreptitiously. Hear his views on the CPO and DPO roles, and perspectives on privacy as a career.
Find out how data controllers have been using data processing agreement under GDPR since it came to effect two years ago and the common mistakes that are usually made.