Data Privacy Officer

A Data Privacy Officer ensures enterprise-wide regulatory compliance.

Role overview

Data Privacy Officers oversee data privacy and protection policies to ensure that the entire organization processes the personal data of their customers, employees, and partners, in accordance with company policies and regulatory compliance requirements. The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brought international visibility to the importance of the Data Privacy Officer position, as this enterprise leadership role is required for GDPR compliance in certain businesses.

Data Privacy Officers
may also be referred to as:
Assistant Compliance And Privacy Officer
Chief Compliance And Privacy Officer
Chief Compliance Officer
Chief Privacy Officer
Deputy Privacy Officer
Privacy Compliance Officer
Privacy Officer

Career Path

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Average Salary

Based upon experience, salary for this role ranges from:
National Average
* based upon those with two plus years of cybersecurity experience


Educating the company and employees on important compliance requirements.
Training staff in compliant data processing and storage.
Conducting audits to ensure compliance and addressing any potential issues proactively.
Acting as an organization’s data protection and privacy evangelist.
Serving as the point of contact between the company and supervisory authorities.
Maintaining records of all data processing activities conducted by the company, including all processing activities.
Interfacing with data subjects to inform them on their rights, how their data is being used, and what processes the company has put in place to protect their data.

Tools & Environment

Data Privacy Officers need to be familiar with governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) tools, and must be able to identify the best course of action for data that enters the organization. These professionals also need an expert knowledge of data protection law, practices, and data rights.


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