Data have in people’s lives gains relevance, so does the protection of personal data. The GDPR aims at ensuring these safeguards, and in this light, it introduces the obligation for certain Public Entities and Companies to set up the figure of the Data Protection Officer (DPO), a professional in charge of privacy and cybersecurity issues related to personal data, who shall act in an independent manner and in compliance with European and national data protection regulation.
The DPO should have a deep knowledge of privacy law holding the key role to handle the company and or organisations policies in which he/she is operating in line with legal requirements. In the meanwhile, his/her understanding on technical impacts of the data in the companies or organisations, as well as the ways in which these are used, should be relevant to avoid inefficiencies in the usage of data streams. The DPO is also expected to interact with employees of the companies and with Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), bot at Nnationa and European level.
This large amount of functions that the DPO is called to exercise, requires a large set of skills which move from theoretical to practical, from legal to technical, from organisational to behavioural. Starting from this context, TAtoDPR Project organised specialized Training Activities in three European Countries to train DPOs in a radically new and multi-disciplinary framework.
More in details, the TAtoDPR project (Training Activities to Implement the Data Protection Reform), was co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme of the European Union (2014-2020) under Grant Agreement n. 769191, and has reached the following objectives:
- Creation of an advanced cross-countries course, provided in 3 European countries (Italy, Spain and UK), to train professionals on the new European Privacy Regulation.
- Creation of a profitable network between universities and authorities and promoting studies on the drafting of codes of conduct.
To enhance the project’s outreach and effectiveness, the TAtoDPR consortium has carried out a series of dissemination and communication activities. One of the most impotan is the foundation of the “European Journal of Privacy Law & Technologies” (EJPLT), to produce and circulate knowledge regarding data protection, privacy and emerging technologies, as well as project deliverables.
For more informations on TAtoDPR Project: https://www.tatodpr.eu/en/