The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has announced that its next coordinated enforcement action will focus on the data protection officer (DPO) designations.

The 22 Supervisory Authorities across the European Economic Area, along with the European Data Protection Supervisor, will launch investigations into the yet-to-be-determined aspects of DPO requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation.

In a co-ordinated action, the EDPB prioritises a certain topic for data protection authorities to work on at a national level. The EDPB has further said that the individual actions will be “bundled and analysed, generating deeper insight into the topic and allowing for targeted follow-up on both national and EU level.”

What this will entail for the designation of DPOs is still unclear but upon further information been made available, we will provide an update. If you have any questions about the designation of a DPO and the advantages of DPO-as-a-Service, contact us:


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