18 December 2012

The EDPS has commented on the provisions requiring the appointment of DPOs in the proposed Data Protection Regulation in the context of its role as monitor of EU institutional compliance. The report outlines a number of issues including:

  • The requirement for mandatory minimum terms in light of the high turnover of DPO staff.
  • Conflicts of interest for those combining DPO tasks with other responsibilities and the lack of adequate resources for DPOs to perform their functions.

The full report can be found here.