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Notification of the appointment of the Data Protection Officer

Do you process personal data? Check whether you need to appoint a Data Protection Officer and notify the Personal Data Protection Office.

How to proceed

This procedure can be completed:

  • electronically
Complete the procedure online

Sign the application with a qualified electronic signature or with a Trusted Profile.

What you should know and who can use this service

Before deciding on the appointment of a Data Protection Officer, consider whether you are processing personal data in your company/facility in the manner described in Article 37 of the GDPR. If so, you must appoint a Data Protection Officer.

Such a data protection officer must be appointed, among others, by:

  • banks, insurance agencies, security companies, mobile operators and Internet providers.
  • hospitals, clinics

Who does not have to appoint an officer

According to the guidelines for the appointment of Data Protection Officers, such an officer does not have to be appointed by: 

  • doctors - if they conduct an individual practice
  • lawyers or legal advisers -  if they process data on convictions or infringements

Who can become a Data Protection Officer

The DPO may be a person with expertise in data protection law and practice. This can be either your employee or an external entity.

What are the tasks of the Data Protection Officer?

Main tasks of the officer:

  • organising training for staff and audits on personal data protection
  • monitoring compliance with data protection rules
  • cooperation with the Personal Data Protection Office

When you should complete this procedure

Send the notification within 14 days of the appointment of the Data Protection Officer.

Where you can complete this procedure

Urząd Ochrony Danych Osobowych
Stawki 2, 00-193 Warszawa

What to do step by step

  1. Notify of the appointment of a new Data Protection Officer

The notification shall be signed by the person authorised to represent the notifier.


You can submit a document as:
Dokument elektroniczny
You can submit a document as:
Dokument elektroniczny

Time limit

Send the notification within 14 days of the appointment of the Data Protection Officer.

  1. The President of UODO will accept your notification

After sending the notification you will receive a confirmation of submission.

How much you will have to pay

The service is free of charge

How long you will have to wait

Your case will be dealt with immediately.

Good to know

Many companies, one Data Protection Officer

A group of companies may appoint one Data Protection Officer. Each of these companies must send a separate notification to the UODO.

Inform about the appointment of the data protection officer

Do you already have a Data Protection Officer? Provide information about him/her, e.g. on your website.

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