In an economic environment where the volume and value of data has exploded, the protection of the data we process both on our behalf and on behalf our clients’ is key for organisation.
In this exciting context, we are looking for our new India and APAC Region Data Protection Officer.
The candidate must be a qualified lawyer, having Degree of Law (LL.B.) from a reputed university, and should have a post qualification experience of at-least 10-12years with a specific focus on data protection and cybersecurity in a reputed organisation preferably in IT/ITES sector. The candidate should have expert knowledge of data privacy legislation including GDPR and local applicable legislation in relation to data protection and cybersecurity, Legal and compliance background with strong interest in IT and cybersecurity, Project management skills, strong appetite to work in an international environment and a sense of pedagogy.
The job description includes:
✓ Ensure implementation of the group data protection and legal cybersecurity strategy for the India and more generally the APAC Region and ensure a coordinated and consistent approach;
✓ Take a leading role in ensuring operations do take into account the group data protection policies and guidelines;
✓ Report to top management on a regular basis on the data protection strategy to ensure they are up to date in terms of existing risks and their related management;
✓ Advise and manage as needed data breach incidents and client audits in close coordination with the core team for security incident, or advise Cybersecurity managers who manage data breach incidents, in line with company policies and procedures;
✓ Orchestrate constant monitoring of the level of implementation of the DP Program throughout the APAC region;
✓ Animate a community of DPO covering different geographies and maintain a supporting team spirit amongst DPO’s in their region;
✓ Work closely with delivery organisation at Regional Level to improve a harmonised approach to data protection matters in the region;
✓ Orchestrate a harmonized and proactive communication and training within the organisation in relation to data protection matters and create initiatives and events to promote data protection within the organisation;
✓ Work with Global DPO on strategy within the global data protection network, actively participates to workstreams in a global data protection network led by the Group Data Protection Officer;
Skills & Personal Attributes
✓ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
✓ Excellent interpersonal skills
✓ Attention to details and diligent
✓ Proficiency in using of MS office with expertise in PowerPoint.
✓ Honest and trustworthy
✓ Sound work ethics
✓ Flexible approach