Annikken Steinbakk

Data protection officer (DPO)

Job description

The data protection officer shall:

  • inform and advise UiT as the controller and the employees who carry out processing of personal data, about their obligations pursuant to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679)
  • monitor compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and the University’s policies in relation to the protection of personal data, including the assignment of responsibilities and training of staff involved in processing operations
  • provide advice where requested as regards the data protection impact assessment (DPIA)  and monitor its performance
  • cooperate with and be the contact person for the Norwegian Data Protection Authority (Datatilsynet)

Data subjects (for example students, employees and respondents in research and student projects) may contact the data protection officer with regard to all issues related to processing of their personal data and to the exercise of their rights under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.

The data protection officer is bound by secrecy or confidentially concerning the performance of his tasks.