Since OLAF was established as an independent body, a decision was taken that it should appoint its own Data Protection Officer, who would help OLAF to implement the requirements of Regulation 45/2001. OLAF's current DPO is Laraine Laudati, who was first appointed by decision [2 MB] of Franz-Hermann Bruener in March 2006 for a five year term. That term was extended until March 2016 by decision [67 KB] of Mr. Giovanni Kessler.
The tasks of the DPO are set forth in Articles 24-26 and the Annex of the Data Protection Regulation. Those tasks have been described in further detail by: