Tag Archives: DPO


Giancarlo Butti has proposed the interesting topic concerning individuation of the role assigned to bodies in charge of vigilance and control within instances of personal data processing; these bodies are by their nature independent to the entity they supervise, even when being part of it. Among them, Butti has chosen as example the Organismo di… Read More »

WP29 announces a “handbook” for the GDPR

The Working Party Article 29 spokeswoman Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin has set for her team a challenging goal: to publish later this year a handbook for practical application in companies of the changes introduced by the new european General Data Protection Regulation. The guidelines are necessary because “there are ambiguities in GDPR”. Clarifications have also been promised… Read More »

More on the DPO role (and what about the DPD?)

We can go on discussing about the role and collocation of the Data Protection Officer within the company, considering the new European Privacy Regulation. And we will. But when Luca Bolognini takes a stand, then the chatter end. Tuesday, 10/05 in Turin for the conference “The European Regulation Policy inside the Company” organized by Sistemi… Read More »

The DPO is back again

Data Protection Officer is mandatory, again. Article 35 of the latest version of GDPR states that “The controller and processor shall designate a data protection officer in any case where: […] “. To clearly understand which controllers and processors are included in such categories, the local language versions – and perhaps some comments – are needed. Controller… Read More »

DPO duties and indipendence

In the last version of the Privacy Regulation, the DPO role is not compulsory but an option for Data Controllers. The DPO is mandatory for all organizations of the European Union (agencies). The last version of the Regulation made the certification an option. Organizations willing to be certified should appoint a manager to lead the project… Read More »

Is DPO recent downgrade a real understatement?

Is the DPO role requirement downgrade, out of the recent EP position and Council General Approach (15/06/2015), a real understatement or a need for an intermediate shorter but common step ahead for all Member States? The Data Protection matter seems affected by annoyance and embarrassment both on the side of single individuals, which should feel themselves… Read More »

DPO and digital transformation. Comments on EU Council decisions

The EU Council’s proposal for the Personal Data Protection Regulation approved on the 11th of June makes the DPO no longer mandatory for anyone. What did it mean for the DPO to be mandatory in the previous versions of the forthcoming Personal Data Protection Regulation? The digital transformation, or however you may call the big changes in our lives… Read More »

Data Protection Officer: not mandatory anymore

“The controller or the processor may, or where required by Union or Member State law shall, designate a data protection officer”. This is the opening of Article 35 of the Regulation as amended and approved by the EU Council on the 11th of June and which the Presidency submits for approval as a General Approach.… Read More »