The Role of the Data Protection Officer - A Regulatory Committee Input for GDPR Preparations

  • February 02, 2018
The Chamber's Regulatory Committee published a document to summarize the role and employment status of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) in order to help member companies in interpreting the applicable DPO-specific rules of the GDPR.

Dear AmCham Members,

AmCham Hungary and AmCham’s Regulatory Committee are highly committed to help our members in preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union, to be applied from May 25, 2018.

Last November, AmCham organized an informative conference, attended by Dr. Attila Péterfalvi, president of the National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (NAIH) and Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice Dr. László Péter Salgó to address and discuss the most important aspects of preparation and compliance with GDPR, with our members.

On behalf of Regulatory Committee Chair Gábor Orosz, I am proud to share with You a document (in Hungarian) that includes a summary of the role, employment status and responsibilities of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) - “Összefoglaló az adatvédelmi tisztviselő jogállásáról, szerepéről és a rá vonatkozó összeférhetetlenségi szabályokról”. This document has been put together by the Regulatory Committee with the aim to help member companies in interpreting the applicable DPO-specific rules of the GDPR. The document – key elements of which have been presented to the membership first at the AmCham Conference by our working group co-lead Dr. Ádám Liber - has also been sent previously to National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (NAIH) and it was amended on the basis of their comments. However, please note that this document is not approved by the Authority, it is a recommendation that has no binding force and it only serves informational purposes.

Please click here to download the „Summary of the role and employment status of the Data Protection Officer (DPO)” document in Hungarian.

AmCham would like to thank the Regulatory Committee for its valuable work, and for representing members’ interests in the regular dialogue maintained with the Ministry of Justice and the National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information.

If you have any questions about the document or about the work of the Regulatory Committee, please send an e-mail to Judit.szilagyi@amcham.hu.

Irisz Lippai-Nagy
CEO
AmCham Hungary

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Judit SZILÁGYI

Judit SZILÁGYI

Policy Officer

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