Expert Comment, Rob Corbet – Data Protection Ireland, Vol. 11 Issue 2


As was widely predicted, organisations are struggling to find the talent they need to support their GDPR compliance efforts. The issue is particularly stark for those who are required to appoint a Data Protection Officer (‘DPO’), who must struggle to identify candidates who have the ‘expert knowledge of data protection law and practices’ required by Article 37(5), the capacity to be ‘involved, properly and in a timely manner in all issues which relate to the protection of personal data’ (Article 38(1)), and the good judgment to ‘inform and advise’ the controller under Article 39(1), including reporting ‘directly to the highest management level’ of the controller/processor as per Article 38(2). If you are a person with all of these qualities, you will know that you are currently in high demand.

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