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Why an international DPO

For many countries outside of the EU, having an international DPO is a necessity.

GDPR first came into effect on May 25, 2018 as a mandatory data compliance standard for organizations operating across the EU. Since then, GDPR has become both a standard and a reference for all new data protection regulations globally.

Thanks to this adoption, the appointment of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) is now mandatory in many countries outside the European Union including the United Kingdom, Brazil, Singapore and Thailand (among others).

As a result, organizations that operate globally have two options. One, appoint a DPO in every country you collect data from, or two, work with an international DPO whom would be responsible for data compliance across multiple countries.

For international organizations, the latter is far more favorable as it removes the need for multiple DPO contacts. Better yet, outsourcing your international DPO altogether is an alternative solution that enables you to leverage the experience and insights of an organization that understands the data compliance requirements of every country.
Find your requirements

Understand each country’s necessity for having a DPO.

Some countries have their own necessity for a DPO (like the UK, Singapore, and Thailand) while other countries don’t.

Level of protection

 EU or EEA member country.

Adequacy decision

Not relevant. This country is part of the EU.

Local supervisory authority

National Commission for Information Technology and Civil Liberties (CNIL)

Level of protection

Independent authority and law(s)

Adequacy decision

Data Privacy Framework for companies that have applied to it.

Local supervisory authority

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Level of protection

Partially adequate country.

Adequacy decision

Canada is recognized as adequate by the EU for specific processing. The adequacy concerns the processing carried out in the framework of commercial activities (PIPEDA law).

Local supervisory authority

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Level of protection

Data protection in this country is regulated by GDPR.

Adequacy decision

This UK is recognized as adequate by the EU.

Local supervisory authority

Information Commissioner’s Office

Level of protection

Data protection in this country is regulated by GDPR.

Adequacy decision

Switzerland is recognized as adequate by the EU.

Local supervisory authority

Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner

Level of protection

Existence of general legislation on personal data protection or specific provisions.

Adequacy decision

Not recognized as adequate by the EU.

Local supervisory authority

Personal Data Protection Commission

Level of protection

Existence of general legislation on personal data protection or specific provisions.

Adequacy decision

Not recognized as adequate by the EU.

Local supervisory authority

Autoridade Nacional de Proteção de Dados

Level of protection

Existence of general legislation on personal data protection or specific provisions.

Adequacy decision

Not recognized as adequate by the EU.

Local supervisory authority

Authority for the Protection of Personal Data Information Commission

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Fearlessness, curiosity, and a willingness to experiment are the cornerstones of our culture. We embrace challenges with courage, nurture curiosity to drive continuous improvement, and understand that both successes and failures are invaluable teachers. Every experience contributes to our collective growth and evolution.
Floyd Miles
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Fearlessness, curiosity, and a willingness to experiment are the cornerstones of our culture. We embrace challenges with courage, nurture curiosity to drive continuous improvement, and understand that both successes and failures are invaluable teachers. Every experience contributes to our collective growth and evolution.
Floyd Miles
UI/UX Designer
Fearlessness, curiosity, and a willingness to experiment are the cornerstones of our culture. We embrace challenges with courage, nurture curiosity to drive continuous improvement, and understand that both successes and failures are invaluable teachers. Every experience contributes to our collective growth and evolution.
Floyd Miles
UI/UX Designer
Fearlessness, curiosity, and a willingness to experiment are the cornerstones of our culture. We embrace challenges with courage, nurture curiosity to drive continuous improvement, and understand that both successes and failures are invaluable teachers. Every experience contributes to our collective growth and evolution.
Floyd Miles
UI/UX Designer
Fearlessness, curiosity, and a willingness to experiment are the cornerstones of our culture. We embrace challenges with courage, nurture curiosity to drive continuous improvement, and understand that both successes and failures are invaluable teachers. Every experience contributes to our collective growth and evolution.
Floyd Miles
UI/UX Designer
Fearlessness, curiosity, and a willingness to experiment are the cornerstones of our culture. We embrace challenges with courage, nurture curiosity to drive continuous improvement, and understand that both successes and failures are invaluable teachers. Every experience contributes to our collective growth and evolution.
Floyd Miles
UI/UX Designer
Fearlessness, curiosity, and a willingness to experiment are the cornerstones of our culture. We embrace challenges with courage, nurture curiosity to drive continuous improvement, and understand that both successes and failures are invaluable teachers. Every experience contributes to our collective growth and evolution.
Floyd Miles
UI/UX Designer

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Commonly asked questions on international DPO.

How to determine if you need an international DPO?

If your organization operates in multiple jurisdictions with varying data protection regulations, then you may need an international Data Protection Officer (DPO). An international DPO with expertise will help your organization navigate complex international data privacy laws and ensure compliance across diverse regulatory landscapes.

Can my local DPO double up as an international DPO?

Yes, your local Data Protection Officer (DPO) can double up as an international DPO, provided they possess the necessary expertise and capacity to effectively manage the additional responsibilities associated with navigating multiple jurisdictions and diverse data protection regulations.

How do I go about appointing an international DPO?

When appointing an international Data Protection Officer (DPO):

  • Assess your organization's needs and identify qualified candidates with expertise in international data privacy laws.
  • Formalize the appointment and provide necessary resources.
  • Maintain open communication channels for ongoing compliance and effectiveness in data protection efforts.
What potential penalties are we at risk of without an international DPO?

In the absence of a Data Protection Officer (DPO), your organization may face increased risks of non-compliance with diverse data protection regulations across jurisdictions. This could potentially lead to fines, penalties, legal liabilities, reputational damage, and loss of customer trust.