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Data Protection Compliance OfficerRobert Walters

Free StateSouth Africa
6 months0 Applicants
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job description - Data Protection Compliance Officer

Key qualifications for the Data Protection Compliance Officer:

  • 5+ years in leading a data privacy team
  • Hold at least one certification; CIPP, CIPT, ISEB
  • Law degree, legal advisory, accounting, or audit experience advantageous
  • Knowledge of EU data privacy and protection regulations

Key duties include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure ongoing adherence to data privacy laws and regulations
  • Lead GDPR data retention projects in collaboration with internal departments
  • Be a direct point of contact for the data privacy team
  • Liaise with DCC, internal functions, executive leadership, and external counsel
  • Assist in the performance of assessments and maintenance of Processing Activity in accordance with the GDPR
  • Guarantee the ongoing improvement of privacy governance frameworks
  • Oversight and review of key corporate projects
  • Working with the Information Security functions to perform assessment reviews on a periodic basis
  • Assist with cross-functional communication to ensure employee awareness of data privacy
  • Informing the DCC of strategic changes and act as a subject matter expert on data protection
  • Key personal skills for a Data Protection Compliance Officer:

Project management

  • Strong academic background
  • Ability to work independently
  • Having a growth mindset
  • Natural ability to develop relationships
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