10 practical tips to ensure compliance for data protection officers

March 12, 2018

The role of data protection officers (DPO) is one of the most demanding roles in the enterprise. There is more data in business than ever before and that data’s value in terms of customer insight has never been higher. 

But keeping that data secure and confidential is also a growing challenge. The increasing sophistication and professionalism of cyber criminals means that ransomware and data hacking is on the rise, while the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has mandated that all organisations employ a DPO.  

Each DPO will have responsibility for overseeing data protection strategy and implementation to ensure compliance, so will need the skills, experience and knowledge to do this. The role is strategic, demanding and hugely important for GDPR.

There is no shortage of advice for how organisations should approach GDPR compliance. At OXIAL we have put together our own five steps to getting GDPR ready, based on our extensive experience helping organisations address compliance.Those steps are aimed at anyone involved with GDPR, but we felt it only right and proper to offer DPOs some specific and practical advice on how they can help ensure compliance. 

Look at our article about the GDPR.