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Data Protection Leader
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Volume: 14 Issue: 10
(October 2017)

Keywords:
data protection officer gdpr accountability

Authors:
joão luís traça

Organisations:
miranda & associados lisbon

Jurisdictions:
international

International: The data protection officer in the Ivory Coast and in the GDPR: one role, two realities

The creation of the role of the data protection officer (‘DPO’) is one of the most discussed changes to the EU’s data protection regime. However, this is not a novel concept. The appointment of such personnel has been regulated in Ivory Coast since 2014, albeit with some differences to the EU’s version. João Luís Traça and Pedro Marques Gaspar, Partner and Associate respectively at Miranda & Associados, compare the two interpretations of the role of the DPO.

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