Article 32

Article 32 – Tasks of the data protection officer

Member States shall provide that the controller or the processor entrusts the data protection officer at least with the following tasks:

(a) to inform and advise the controller or the processor of their obligations in accordance with the provisions adopted pursuant to this Directive and to document this activity and the responses received;

(b) to monitor the implementation and application of the policies in relation to the protection of personal data, including the assignment of responsibilities, the training of staff involved in the processing operations and the related audits;

(c) to monitor the implementation and application of the provisions adopted pursuant to this Directive, in particular as to the requirements related to data protection by design, data protection by default and data security and to the information of data subjects and their requests in exercising their rights under the provisions adopted pursuant to this Directive;

(d) to ensure that the documentation referred to in Article 23 is maintained;

(e) to monitor the documentation, notification and communication of personal data breaches pursuant to Articles 28 and 29;

(f) to monitor the application for prior consultation to the supervisory authority, if required pursuant to Article 26 ;

(g) to monitor the response to requests from the supervisory authority, and, within the sphere of the data protection officer’s competence, co-operating with the supervisory authority at the latter’s request or on his own initiative;

(h) to act as the contact point for the supervisory authority on issues related to the processing and consult with the supervisory authority, if appropriate, on the data protection officer’s own initiative.

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