GDPR: The Data Protection Officer shouldn't be your in-house lawyer, advises expert

Stuart Sumner
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GDPR: The Data Protection Officer shouldn't be your in-house lawyer, advises expert

Robert Bond, partner at Bristows LLP also describes the Panama Papers incident as a "wake up call", stating that "lawyers are very good at getting round rules"

A firm's Data Protection Officer (DPO) should not simply be the organisation's in-house lawyer, according to Robert Bond, partner at law firm Bristows LLP. The EU's General Data Protection Regulat...

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