DPOs, controllers and Schrems II: what are the requirements? Takeaways from the Beltug N-sight: 26 November 2020
This year has seen some major changes in privacy and data protection in Europe, and in Belgium. The Court of Justice of the European Union upended EU-USA data transfers with the momentous Schrems II decision, and the impact is already being felt. In our N-sight, we took a look at how this changed the role and responsibilities of the controller. With DLA Piper, we examined which options and associated conditions the Court of Justice left open for international data transfers.
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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