Article 69 GDPR
1. The Board shall act independently when performing its tasks or exercising its powers pursuant to Articles 70 and 71.
2. Without prejudice to requests by the Commission referred to in Article 70(1) and (2), the Board shall, in the performance of its tasks or the exercise of its powers, neither seek nor take instructions from anybody.
Professor mr drs Romeo F. Kadir MA MSc LLM LLM (Adv) EMBA EMoC
At present Romeo Kadir serves as the President of the Global Association of Data Protection Professionals Europe (GADPPRO). GADPPRO is a thought leader self-regulatory association of data protection professionals based in the European Union, active around the globe and the first European Association of data protection professionals open for members outside the EU. Please visit www.gadppro.org for more information.
First appointed Data Protection Officer (DPO) ever in the Netherlands (European Union) at a semi-public entity. Seasoned European Privacy and Data Protection Expert (22+ years of practical experience in EU Privacy and Data Protection Law, Business Management, Compliance and Ethics).
Studied European and International Law, Political Sciences and Business Administration. Romeo Kadir is EIPACC EADPP Professor European Privacy & Data Protection Law at Universitas Padjadjaran UNpad (Indonesia) and Honorary Visiting Research Fellow with O.P. Jindal Global University (New Delhi), Senior Associate Fellow with Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (New Delhi), Lecturer Science Honours Academy and Lecturer at the International Molengraaff Institute, Utrecht University (UU, Netherlands). In 2010 he was founder of the first European Data Protection Academy focusing on privacy-only executive education.
Present Occupations in European Data Protection Law
Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
Member of the International Board of Experts with EuroPrivacy Certification Scheme (Geneva and Luxembourg)
Member of the International Strategic Board with EuroPrivacy Certification Scheme (Geneva and Luxembourg)
Member of the Swiss-Chinese Law Association (SCLA)
Former Occupations in European Data Protection Law
President European Institute for Privacy, Audit, Compliance & Certification (EIPACC)
Co-Founder/Vice-President European Association for Data Protection Professionals (EADPP)
Chair EADPP Certification Committee Data Protection Professionals,
Chair EADPP Academic Board
Chair EADPP Expert Committee on Cybersecurity
Chair EADPP Expert Committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI)
President Supervisory Board of the Dutch Privacy Complaints Office (NPKI)
Rapporteur to UN Monitoring Commission Human Rights on behalf of the Dutch Privacy Foundation (SPN)
'Handbook DPO - A Practical Guide', Privacy Publishing Group (2017)
Editor-in-Chief of ‘Data Protection Dictionary’, authored, edited and coordinated ‘Handbook for the Data Protection Officer – A practical Guide’, ‘The Ultimate GDPR Business Guide – Six Volumes’ and other relevant books in the field of privacy and data protection (www.dataprotectionbooks.com)
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