The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation is soon to be enforced in the UK alongside all other countries part of the EU.
As of May 25, 2018, companies that meet certain criteria will be required to have a mandatory Data Protection Officer (DPO) - specifically those that are public authorities or some large scale operations that enact systemic population monitoring. Joblift, hence, has analyzed the commencement of the DPO mandate since its launch in April of 2016, the positions requirements, and tempo of the process.
The study shows that a large number of companies with a outsourced Data Protection Officer seem to have abandoned the recruiting process until the tail-end of the the hiring time frame, typically waiting until the last few months. According to Joblift's report, 3,911 Data Protection vacancies were advertised in 2017, with these positions seeing a gigantic monthly uptick of 11% (compared to the 3% monthly average increase in the UK job market). Curiously, a quarter of the over 4,000 vacant positions have been posted since the start of 2018, with January alone home to 12% of them - which may suggest a hiring rush as the deadline edges in.
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