Interim DPO

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FourthLine are currently supporting a leading Technology company in their search for an Interim Data Protection Officer.

Job purpose:

The Interim-DPO is tasked with monitoring compliance with the GDPR and other data protection laws, our data protection policies, awareness-raising, training and audits.

Duties & Key Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a contact point for the ICO and any other supervisory authorities.
  • Report risks and data breaches to senior management and, where appropriate to the supervisory authority.
  • Assess and advise on data protection impact assessments (DPIAs).
  • Develop a risk management framework and work with the Development, Product and Security teams to ensure the right technology is developed and deployed.
  • Monitor compliance with data protection and privacy legislation and the company’s related policies.
  • Work with the General Counsel on data protection strategy worldwide and assistance on global budget for GDPR and E-Privacy.
  • Assist the Security Manager in ensuring business assets containing personal data are identified, managed and are subject to controls.
  • Inform and advise the business on changes of legislation.
  • Create and maintain privacy policies and procedures.
  • Manage a program of awareness-raising and training to develop a data privacy culture
  • Handle internal and external queries in relation to data protection investigations and practices, withdrawal of consent, right to be forgotten and other data subject rights.
  • Assist the Security Manager in maintaining, reviewing and monitoring information security policies and procedures in line with ISO 27001.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • GDPR and e-Privacy certified and expert knowledge of global and national data protection laws and practices.
  • Confidence in advising on the new legislation.
  • Drafting data protection policies including privacy policy, cookie policy and assessment of controller and processor status and the impact of GDPR on Ve’s need for consent.
  • Experience in a compliance role.
  • Knowledge of Information and Cyber security risks and information security standards.
  • Extensive background in data privacy in creating initiatives and procedures around data breaches and working with stakeholders across the business to create, maintain and develop new strategies to assist the business in its every day activities.
  • Experience conducting audits.
  • Experience in ISO 27001 certification.
  • Ideally the candidate will have experience in the ad tech industry.

Personal attributes and other requirements:

  • Strong personal communication skills
  • Capable of dealing with a wide range of stakeholders, including senior management
  • Works well under pressure
  • Ability to provide clear advice and direction

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