Role and responsibilities of the DPO

June 24, 2021

Eliëtte Vaal was a speaker at the IAPP KnowledgeNet Chapter meeting on the role and position of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) at Local Municipalities.

The speakers joined in a panel discussion about the role and responsibilities of the DPO at local municipalities. The Dutch DPA spoke about its recent position paper on the position of the DPO. Where does the role of the DPO begin and where does it end? Is a DPO allowed to draft the privacy statements for the organization and negotiate the data processing agreements? To whom should the DPO report?


Rina Steenkamp, Dutch Data Protection Authority

Arita Mijland, CPO, Municipality of Rotterdam

Hanne Esther Kruyt, CIPP/E, CIPM, DPO, Municipality ofAmsterdam

Magdalena Magala, DPO, Municipality of Zaansta

Raymond Ingenhut, CIPP/E, CIPM, DPO, ServicecentrumMER and Local Municipalities of Roerdalen, Maasgouw and Echt-Susteren

Eliëtte Vaal, CIPP/E, IT and Privacy Lawyer, Partner,The Data Lawyers

Please click this link to access a pdf version of the presentation (in Dutch).