One of the most important ways to ensure compliance for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) includes appointing a data protection officer (DPO)  who is responsible for monitoring and maintaining compliance. Beyond that, however, there are other policies and procedures to put into place to help ensure your organization is in continued compliance.

 

Assign a Data Protection Officer

The first and most important thing you can do to monitor and maintain GDPR compliance is to designate a data protection officer (DPO) for your organization. Many organizations will be required to designate DPO, as explained in Article 37 of the Regulation, but even if your organization chooses not to, the best line of defense against non-compliance may be to appoint one regardless.

The primary role of the DPO is to monitor GDPR compliance, so having a designated person to manage this responsibility will help ensure your organization is in compliance. (Read more...)