Welcome to Hogan Lovells’ The Data Chronicles, brought to you by the firm’s global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice. This multimedia series is dedicated to the ever-changing legal and regulatory developments in the world of data, privacy, and cybersecurity.
The role of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) has been well-known under data protection laws in Europe, currently under the EU GDPR, and prior to that, the EU Data Protection Directive. The role goes as far back as the 1970s, however, despite its established history, numerous questions continue to revolve around the responsibilities of a DPO. Scott Loughlin, co-lead of the Hogan Lovells Privacy and Cybersecurity practice, sits down with Hogan Lovells partner Christian Tinnefeld to discuss the ever-evolving role of a DPO and provide some practical tips for those serving in the function.