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Data Protection Officer

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    Republic of Ireland

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    Ian Donnelly

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

MA Tech have partnered with a global financial services company to recruit a Data Protection Officer to join their central Dublin office. In this role you will be responsible for implementing the compliance plan and framework, and keeping senior management and Board of Directors appraised of the company’s compliance with applicable requirements, industry guidelines and internal Code of Conduct and standards.




  • Development and implementation of the Data Protection Framework and annual Data protection plan to support adherence to the General Data Protection Regulation.

  • Delivery of the annual data protection monitoring programme including conducting privacy impact assessments and control testing.

  • Provide practical, accurate and timely advice to the business on appropriateness and

  • effectiveness of data protection controls, application of rules, policies and procedures.

  • Participate on new business initiatives, ensuring that relevant GDPR considerations and resulting risks, are part of all strategic planning discussions, and decisions.

  • Identification of new and emerging data protection legislation and risks, ensuring business

  • awareness of requirements and assist in developing implementation plans.

  • Co-ordinate the implementation, review and amendment of data protection policies / procedures.

  • Act as contact point and co-operate with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner and other EU Privacy Authorities.

  • Act as point of contact for data subjects when exercising their individual data rights.

  • Oversee the data incident response and data breach notification procedures.

  • Promote a positive data protection culture and awareness through the development and roll out of appropriate and tailored communication training for staff and third-party providers.

  • Champion and promote a positive customer culture in all engagements.

  • Development and implementation of the Compliance Framework and annual Compliance Plan to support adherence to Irish regulatory requirements.

  • Delivery of the annual compliance monitoring programme in respect of assigned oversight programs such Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Fitness & Probity and Corporate Governance.




  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience within Compliance, Risk, Regulatory or Internal Audit Team

  • Professional Qualification in Compliance and / or Data Protection

  • Extensive experience of operational application of Irish regulatory requirements and EU privacy law, including the GDPR.

  • Previous Insurance experience is essential.

  • Proven experience of implementation of regulatory compliance, data protection and corporate governance framework.

  • The candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to build, develop, implement and maintain new policies, procedures and controls.

  • Knowledge of credit protection products and/or simple protection products is desirable.

  • Preference will be given to candidates who possess experience of working across multiple jurisdictions.


For more information, please contact Ian Donnelly on 01 5222908 or apply below: