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July 2021

Data protection officers – internal or external?

6. July 2021

Companies that are required to appoint a data protection officer (DPO) are free to choose whether to assign this task to an external or an internal data protection officer. The external data protection officer The external data protection officer is an independent contractor with whom the company concludes a service agreement. As a rule, the external data privacy officer will have several customers for whom he acts as data privacy officer. Since he is constantly dealing with data protection issues of different companies, he has a broad knowledge, knows weak points and has standard solutions for problems ready. No special regulations regarding protection against dismissal apply to the contract with the external DPO. ...

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