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    Data Privacy Detective Podcast – Episode 84: The Role of EU Data Protection Officers

The Life of an Outsourced DPO

The data protection laws of the European Union require many European and other companies holding or processing personal information of EU residents to appoint a Data Protection Officer – a DPO. This role creates a triangle of DPO duties – with responsibilities to the individuals whose personal information is at stake, to the company the DPO serves, and to the Data Protection Authorities who enforce GDPR.

Marie Penot provides outsourced DPO services to companies in German, French, and English from her own German consultancy. We explore with her the working life of an outsourced DPO. Learn how companies benefit from the independent role of a DPO regarding EU residents’ personal data. Explore advantages and disadvantages of an outsourced DPO instead of one appointed internally.


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