As per the Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, India PDPA 2020) in world wide a certain controllers/fiduciary and processors are required to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO). The DPO’s range of duties includes advising, testing information security controls, and training employees and performing baseline measurements and internal audits. He also acts as a contact person for the supervisory authority.
The DPO has an independent position. Among other things, he assesses the safety, security measures taken. In addition, he guarantees compliance with the various laws relating to data processing.