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Data Protection Officer

FIS Global Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted 7 days ago Permanent Competitive
Position Type :
Full time
Type Of Hire :
Experienced (relevant combo of work and education)
Education Desired :
Bachelor of Business Administration
Travel Percentage :
5 - 10%
Global Data Protection Officer

Are you interested in being a part of a collaborative, energetic, and business-oriented legal team? As an attorney at FIS, you will have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and relevant issues in financial services and information technology. Our talented people empower us, and we believe in being part of a team that is pragmatic, collegial and enthusiastic about representing a thriving Fortune 500 company in a dynamic corporate industry.

About the team

The FIS Legal Department is comprised of approximately 200 attorneys and paraprofessionals worldwide who enjoy being an advisor to and partner with our businesses to help the company achieve its goals. The Global Privacy & Data Protection Office forms part of the Legal Department. The team has a global reach and is responsible for all aspects of privacy, data protection and cybersecurity across FIS' entities. We work collaboratively with each other and with our business colleagues to solve problems in an effective and pragmatic manner. We view our role as one of supporting our business leaders in a variety of legal matters, and we strive to assist our businesses in meeting their objectives with sound, reasonable and well-considered legal counsel. Our team provides advice and support to various stakeholders and senior management across the business, and the team consists of experienced legal, privacy, and data protection professionals. Being supportive, smart, collaborative, inclusive, creative, open, adaptable, compliant, ethical, and passionate are the core values of the team and our culture.

What you will be doing

As the Global Data Protection Officer for FIS, you will be a key member in the Privacy and Data Protection Office. You will be responsible for verifying and monitoring our businesses are in compliance with privacy and data protection regulations. You will inform and advise our businesses and act as a point of escalation for privacy and data protection matters.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Data protection officer appointed under Article 37 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Provide advice on privacy and data protection laws in all global jurisdictions relevant to FIS, with a specific emphasis on Europe and the United Kingdom
  • Monitor compliance with applicable privacy and data protection laws and FIS' policies
  • Support the implementation of FIS' privacy and data protection compliance program
  • Provide advice to the FIS Chief Privacy Officer on setting strategic plans, priorities and objectives throughout the organization on privacy and data protection matters
  • Oversee the implementation of FIS' Binding Corporate Rules
  • Coordinate a network of local data protection officers and country privacy leads
  • First person of contact for (EU, UK and international) privacy and data protection regulators in the event of complaints and investigations
  • Monitor changes in global privacy & data protection laws and work with FIS business leaders to address these developments
  • Assist with regulatory audits, complaints and investigations
  • Manage personal data breaches together with the global privacy incident response team
  • Provide advice on Records of Processing, Data Protection Impact Assessments and Transfer Impact Assessments
  • Support FIS' deal attorneys to draft and negotiate privacy related agreements (including on technical and organisational security measures and supplementary measures).
Requirements for this position
  • You must be an experienced Data Protection Officer, with several years of substantial privacy and data protection law experience.
  • You must have excellent knowledge of privacy, data protection and cybersecurity laws.
  • You must have experience in a complex global corporate environment.
  • You must have a true passion for privacy and data protection.
  • You must have a minimum of 8-10+ years in the practice of law in a high-quality law firm or in-house environment, and be a seasoned, experienced legal professional with a full understanding of privacy and data protection legal issues.
  • You must have strong analytical and advisory skills, including the ability to review and evaluate multi-faceted issues and counsel business colleagues on complex legal questions relating to various business matters, such as product development and compliance. You must possess the ability to use creative problem-solving skills to resolve issues in a compliant, pragmatic and sound manner.
  • You must have strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with senior management, outside legal counsel, regulators and internal and external clients.
  • You must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, colleagues and regulators, and be able to work collaboratively with other team members, both within the Legal Department and in other groups.
  • You must also be able to mentor others in their professional privacy and data protection development.
  • You must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, including the lead role in a wide variety of matters with both legal and non-legal professionals.
  • You must be comfortable with technology and the use of technology tools in performing your daily work responsibilities.
  • Juris Doctorate required
  • CIPP/E required
Added bonus if you have
  • CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/A, and/or CIPP/US qualifications desirable
  • Skills as a manager or team lead
  • Binding Corporate Rules experience
What we offer you
  • A multifaceted and challenging legal career with a high degree of responsibility
  • A broad spectrum of legal experiences with a thriving Fortune 500 corporation in an innovative, ever-changing industry
  • A modern work environment, and a collaborative and dedicated group of colleagues who look forward to working together as a team to accomplish our goals
  • A competitive salary and a range of benefits designed to support your wellbeing
  • The chance to work on some of the most challenging, relevant legal issues in financial services and information technology
Privacy Statement

FIS is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all personal information that we process in order to provide services to our clients. For specific information on how FIS protects personal information online, please see the Online Privacy Notice .

Sourcing Model

Recruitment at FIS works primarily on a direct sourcing model; a relatively small portion of our hiring is through recruitment agencies. FIS does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list and is not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company.

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Job ID  JR0237726
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