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Do you need a Data Protection Officer?

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Successful GDPR compliance begins and ends with people. Data protection has been regulated to make sure, organisations are protecting individuals’ data and it’s your team that will be responsible for making sure, your organisation has the processes in place to get this done.

CCH GDPR Compliance is a workflow tool

Team administrators can add users to CCH GDPR Compliance and give them different access levels. There is no limit to the number of people who can be invited to participate. They don’t even need to be employees, so if you’ve got an outsourced Data Protection Officer (DPO) they can be given access to CCH GDPR Compliance where they can review, comment and even assign tasks.

Do you need a DPO?

Regulations are clear on when a DPO must be appointed, the tasks and responsibilities of the DPO and the DPO’s relationship with the organisation it represents. The DPO is an official role and must be filled by a qualified individual, so if you don’t have a qualified individual in your organisation you can appoint an external DPO.

If you don’t know if you need to appoint a DPO, take time to go through the DPO section to understand whether or not you need a DPO and what it means to appoint one. It’s extremely important to get this right. If you have any questions about whether you need a DPO, please contact CCH Software Support.




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