The ADGM Data Protection Regulations 2021 (“DPR 2021") introduces a duty for certain entities to appoint a Data Protection Officer (“DPO”). The DPO has specific obligations and tasks which include but not limited to providing advice and support on compliance with the DPR 2021.
This also includes supporting you with conducting Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) and acing as a contact point for data subjects and the Office of Data Protection. The DPO must have expertise in data protection and is adequately resourced to assist your entity comply with its obligations.
For more information about the position, tasks and duties of the DPO, please refer to Article 36 and 37 of the DPR 2021.
The assessment has been developed to support you in identifying requirement under the DPR 2021 to appoint a DPO. Please note, the assessment assumes that you are an ADGM entity or within scope of the DPR 2021. For more information on the material and territorial scope, refer to Articles 2-3 of the DPR 2021.
You can also refer to our assessment on applicability.