Data Protection Officer

Caroline Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Midlothian Council

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Dear Midlothian Council,

1. Could you let me know?

a. What position in the Council is designated as Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO)?
b. The name of your Data Protection Officer (DPO)?
c. Job title of the DPO, if not just DPO?
d. If the DPO also has other duties, approximately how much of their time is spent on DPO work?
e. If the DPO has other responsibilities, has a risk assessment been carried out to ensure that any potential conflicts of interest as identified in the GDPR and the guidance from the European Data Protection Board are managed? If so, has this been reviewed in light of the recent decision of the Belgium Data Protection Authority (28 April 2020):
f. The line manager of the DPO – i.e. the post that the post holder reports to. Is it the SIRO?
g. Who the DPO reports to in their role as DPO if that differs from the line manager? Is it the SIRO?
h. At what spinal point is the DPO paid?
i. Key relevant qualifications that the DPO and SIRO hold or relevant training completed.

2. And could you provide the relevant extract of the Council’s Organisational Chart that shows the DPO, the DPO’s line manager, the post holder that the DPO reports to, the SIRO and Chief Executive?

Yours faithfully,

Caroline Smith

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Verity Jerrit | Data Protection Officer | Midlothian Council, Midlothian
House, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith EH22 1DN



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