Data Privacy Officer (DPO)

London Permanent £120,000 - £150,000 per year
  • Leading International Law firm
  • DPO

About Our Client

A leading International law firm with an excellent reputation within the legal market.

Job Description

Key responsibilities include:

  • Reporting directly to the General counsel, advising internally on the firm's own data privacy compliance.
  • Handling any data breaches as needed.
  • Ensuring that data protection is added into all relevant activities relating to the processing of personal data.
  • Advising on privacy to manage data use across the board, ensuring compliance with UK and EU data protection legislation.
  • Developing templates for data collection, assisting with data mapping and client confidentiality adherence.
  • Acting as the first point of contact with the SRA, ICO and other DP authorities in relation to all data privacy/GDPR queries and issues (both EU and UK).
  • Working with various key stakeholders on key DP projects to ensure compliance.
  • Advising on onward transfers of client files, for example after partner departures.
  • Developing risk assessments.
  • Building relationships with stakeholders.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Qualified lawyer (8+ PQE)
  • Strong experience in data privacy
  • Experience in Private Practice (either a fee-earning or in-house role)
  • Confident to have challenging conversations with fee-earners and partners
  • Strong experience dealing with data breaches
  • Experience and knowledge of EU and UK GDPR regulations
  • A CIPP qualification or equivalent would be ideal
  • Understanding of SRA regulatory requirements in relation to client confidentiality and clients' exercise of their data protection rights

What's on Offer

The role of DPO an exciting and unique opportunity for a data privacy lawyer to join a leading International law firm as part of their compliance team.

This role offers a lot of autonomy and will suit a candidate who is confident in their skills and expertise to advise on EU and UK data privacy laws, build relationships across the business and work independently as well as seamlessly in a team.

Nicole McGaffin
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Phone number
+44 207 269 2123

Job summary

Job function
Data protection
Business Services
Contract type
Consultant name
Nicole McGaffin
Consultant phone
+44 207 269 2123
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