Data Privacy Officer

London (Greater)
£70K to £80K
10 Oct 2016
07 Nov 2016
PQE Level
2-4, 5-7, NQ
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client a top tier London law firm are seeking a Data Privacy Officer to join their compliance team.

The successful candidate will support the Head of International Compliance in ensuring compliance with global data protection obligations.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Compiling inventory of all personal data
  • Completing global data protection audit
  • Reviewing data protection policies and procedures, and communicating these firm-wide
  • Carrying out privacy impact assessments on all systems processing personal data
  • Conducting frequent audits for data compliance purposes
  • Reviewing and amending as necessary internal data protection registrations and notifications both inside and outside the UK
  • Responding to complaints and queries as necessary
  • Compliance reporting to Head of International Compliance
  • Liaising with overseas offices  to ensure data protection compliance

Applicants will have a strong academic background along with a post-graduate certification in data privacy, legal/compliance, accounting/business.

Qualified lawyers should have 2-3 years PQE with recent in-house data privacy experience and practical experience of implementing data privacy legislation within an EU context.

Applicants must be familiar with

  • Data protection and retention policies
  • Formulating data mapping exercises
  • Running subject access requests
  • GDPR legislation

For those applicants who are not qualified lawyers we are seeking exceptional candidates with a minimum of 4-5 years experience in a relevant data privacy role