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Free online Data Protection Officer check

Free online Data Protection Officer check

Free online Data Protection Officer check

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Is your organisation a public authority?

Does your organisation regularly and systematically monitor personal data on a large scale*?

Does your organisation process special categories** of personal data or personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences on a large scale*?

Do I need a Data Protection Officer? is a common question. To find out if you need a Data Protection Officer, answer the questions.

All questions are taken from GDPR Article 37 - Designation of the data protection officer.

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* large scale is open to interpretation. A known definition from the GDPR working party in its publication Guidelines on Data Protection Officers is processing of customer data in the regular course of business . If (for example) you process customer data in the regular course of business, you need to appoint a DPO.

** special categories are what are sometimes referred to as sensitive data. Special categories are well-defined. They comprise: racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beleifs, philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, health data, data concerning a natural person's sex life or sexual orientation.