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Senior Privacy Officer

Thomson Reuters Legal & Regulatory Professionals 3/9/2018 7:34:59 AM London, United Kingdom
Job Description

Position Title: Senior Privacy Officer                   

Business Unit: EMEA Privacy Office, based in London

Closing date: 23rd March 2018

Location: London/UK and willingness to travel periodically, primarily to the USA.

Role Summary:

To be responsible for the development of a global data protection governance framework and overseeing and directing all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance of, and adherence to Thomson Reuters policies and procedures covering data privacy in compliance with relevant laws globally across Thomson Reuters business units and operations.  Influence, collaborate and engage with senior management both to provide strategic input on privacy and to report on compliance and represent the company with regulators, policy makers and the wider Data Privacy community.

Main Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day implementation of Thomson Reuters Global Privacy Guidelines and provide development guidance and assist in the identification, implementation, and maintenance of other information privacy policies, procedures and guidance where required to support the implementation of the Global Privacy Guidelines.
  • Manage existing processes and help create new processes related to the collection and use of personal information, data subject complaints, data subject access requests, and personal data transfers.
  • Perform information privacy risk assessments and conduct related ongoing compliance monitoring activities in coordination with Thomson Reuters other compliance and operational assessment functions.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and ongoing compliance monitoring of trading partner and business associate agreements, to ensure privacy concerns, requirements, and responsibilities are addressed.
  • Initiate, facilitate and promote activities to foster information privacy awareness within the organization and to business associates, and other appropriate third parties.
  • Provide practical expert advice on privacy issues related to complex business matters and key commercial contracts.
  • Lead or direct various workstreams for GDPR compliance program.
  • Maintain management information and report on data privacy incidents and complaints.
  • Initiate, facilitate and promote activities to foster education and aware on privacy and data protection obligations and responsibilities throughout Thomson Reuters.
  • Partner and collaborate with Enterprise Operations and Technology, Businesses and Legal colleagues to deliver privacy throughout the organisation.
  • Keep abreast of developments in data privacy legislation and prepare communications for the business on key issues which may have an impact upon Thomson Reuters.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines and thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Effective manager with ability to develop and lead a collaborative global team.

Key Relationships: (Those key individuals they will work with internally and externally)

Working as part of the Global Privacy Office with colleagues within the Legal function and across the businesses, including engaging with external counsel, consultants, industry bodies and other experts. 

Essential Skills/Experience Required:

  • Must be well-versed in and able to provide practical advice on matters involving European, US and APAC laws; wider knowledge of global data privacy laws is also highly desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including demonstrable experience of advising executive level business partners and delivering face-to-face and webinar-based training.

Desired Skills/Experience Required:

  • A team player, with the ability to work collaboratively and with limited supervision
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Organised and efficient time management
  • The ability to navigate a complex matrix organization and to communicate effectively and influence decision makers

Education/ Certifications:

  • Law Degree required. Minimum of 10 years’ experience as Solicitor or equivalent in dealing with data privacy legal and compliance issues in a commercial environment.
  • Relevant qualifications such as CIPP/US, CIPP/EU, CIPM certifications.

At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

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London-United Kingdom
Req #: JREQ100100
Locations: London-United Kingdom
Job Function: Legal & Regulatory Professionals
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