We also shone a light on the Data Protection Officer (DPO), as Engie described the ‘who, what, where and how’ of the DPO’s role and tasks. Belgium’s Data Protection Authority has put the spotlight on the role of the DPO recently, but many questions and misunderstandings remain. While the importance of the DPO cannot be overestimated, the actual competences and responsibilities often are overestimated. However, being important is however not the same as being a decision maker.

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  • DLA Piper presentation: International aspects of data transfers
  • Engie presentation: The role of the DPO