Data Protection Officer/Coordinator

14 Apr 2018
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Purpose

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) will be responsible for overseeing the Group's data privacy and compliance programmes. The role is appointed pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25 May 2018 and the initial priority will be to refine and execute the Group's GDPR project plan.

Key Responsibilities

Data Protection Officer for the Group shall include the following responsibilities:

  • Manage Group compliance with data protection laws and policies through business managers and champions;
  • Inform and advise on data protection laws and policies;
  • Create and maintain data protection policies and procedures;
  • Monitor compliance with data protection laws and policies;
  • Oversee the maintenance of records required to demonstrate data protection compliance;
  • Supervise and advise on data protection impact assessments and develop and execute relevant project plans;
  • Manage a program of awareness-raising and training to deliver compliance and to foster a data privacy culture within the Group;
  • Review DP clauses in client terms and supplier contracts.
  • Lead a data incident response and data breach notification procedure;
  • The contact point with and co-operate with the relevant Data Protection Authorities and to data subjects when exercising their individual data rights as well as supervise and advise on the response to such requests;
  • Provide updates on the data protection compliance programme to the Board and Management Team as appropriate.

What we're looking for:

  • Knowledge of data privacy legislation including GDPR
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity risks and other information security standards
  • Ability to make good judgements regarding data privacy risks and to prioritise resources and activity around managing those risks
  • Able to conduct the role independently and with integrity
  • Ability to plan, organise and prioritise tasks and projects
  • Strong personal communication skills capable of dealing with wide range of stakeholders, including senior management
  • Strong team player and proven ability to lead and manage a team

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