The German Association of Data Protection Officers (Berufsverband der Datenschutzbeauftragten Deutschlands – BvD) has issued a 28-page update of its description of the occupational profile of data protection officers. The upcoming General Data Protection Regulation will bring about considerable challenges to this occupational field. According to the BvD, the tasks of a data protection officer are increasingly linked to the development of efficient data protection management systems as well as supporting companies in adapting their systems to new legal requirements. In its view, data protection officers are there to consult corporate management, to document data protection measures and to teach employees and work councils how to handle data safely.