As the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) recognises data concerning health as a special category of data, training in soft skills for DPOs are a prerequisite. In this context, GDPR4H project, focused on the enhancement of the Greek DPOs’ competences in terms of the below fields:
- Communication skills: The ability to effectively convey information and communicate at all levels was mentioned in our field research report in IO1.
- Knowledge skills: In line with the communication skills but different in nature, many DPOs highlighted that a DPO should stay alert and always update their knowledge with real-case scenarios.
- Legal skills: The possession of legal skills was mentioned as a the core aspect of data protection in health.