Can one person be a DPO for a company based in the EU and the UK? I am the DPO for the EU entity however there is no counterpart in the UK side of the business and I am not sure how to deal with the data protection issues that arise there. Can one person hold both roles, provided that they are trained in both GDPRs?
DPO in EU and UK
Agree with Ian’s response. Nothing would prevent this but the practicalities of being able to actively understand the processing of each entity is paramount.
In short – yes they can assuming they have the necessary skills and expertise and are well engaged with the UK entity so that they can fulfil their oversight and advice role.