The appointment of a Data Protection Officer is a legal obligation of the GDPR which concerns a large number of companies connected with Europe regardless of their size. It is also a unique opportunity for your organization’s governance, image, and customer relations. 127 states have adopted data protection laws and strengthen them in line with the GDPR. This is the case for Canada and its provinces.
Outsourcing the function is an effective response to the problem of conflict of interest and the lack of qualified resources available. For non-binding organizations, the Data Protection officer is also an opportunity for good data governance and corporate risk reduction.