Data Protection Officer

By | Monday May 25th, 2015

The Controller is required to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO), based on the candidate’s professional skills, on his deep knowledge of data protection law and practices, and according to the type of operations carried out and the protection required for processed personal data. DPO is a key role in the pyramid of data protection actors.

This topic covers all aspects related to the DPO, for example which are the professional characteristics of the DPO, how to recruit a good DPO, how the DPO should organize his/her job, what is the role intersection between DPO and CISO, etc.

Category: Data Protection Officer

About Alessandro Vallega

He is Security Business Development Director for Oracle EMEA. He has the responsibility to lead a cross functional team on the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation, EU 679/2016) at EMEA level (marketing, legal, sales, training, technology). He founded and coordinates an external blog on the same topic ( He has defined a European methodology to evaluate the database security degree of a data center and the advantages of identity and access management technology. He founded in 2007 the Oracle Community for Security, and in that context led the creation of several publications about security and privacy in the cloud, with mobile, in the social media, in healthcare, on return on security investments, about the role of the CISO, and how to prevent frauds. He is an author of the Italian annual ICT Security Report by CLUSIT and he is part of the CLUSIT board of directors.

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