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Irish privacy regulator sees 'huge stake' in support and easing 'stress' in DPO role

By Mike Swift
  • 26 Feb 2020 15:08
  • 26 Feb 2020 15:08
Nearly two years after the General Data Protection Regulation took effect, one of Europe’s key data-protection regulators is noticing a worrisome byproduct of the landmark data-protection law’s requirement that firms appoint a data-protection officer: stress.
“In the first 20 months, the feedback that we are getting is that there is

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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