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Data Privacy Lawyer (Magic Circle)

Hays Northern Ireland

  • Belfast
  • 40000 - 50000
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 19/10/2017
  • Patrick McDonald
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A truly global and world leading Law Firm in Belfast are conducting a search for experienced Data Privacy Specialist (Lawyer) to join their highly-regarded team.


Data Protection Specialist Belfast, Leading Global Law Firm

Your new company

A truly global and world leading Law Firm in Belfast are conducting a search for experienced Data Privacy Specialist (Lawyer) to join their highly-regarded team.

Your new role

Within this role you will be responsible for supporting and implementing all aspects of the global data
protection compliance strategy and advising on legal matters surrounding data protection/privacy with
appropriate input from local office support.

You will own and keep under constant review all the firm's global data protection compliance
arrangements to include updating policies and guidance, centralising processes and putting in
place robust, time-bound remedial plans where necessary.

 Develop and maintain relevant global internal data privacy policies and training.
 Inform and advise the global firm on the Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its
requirements, liaising with local support as required. Serving as a subject matter expert and
developing and implementing a robust compliance plan.
 Partner with all key business areas, in particular the IT Security team, to ensure data privacy
issues are considered at the outset of new projects, products and initiatives
 Act as a liaison to the firm's Global Risk Committee in relation to global data privacy issues.
 Help manage the data privacy network across all global offices.
 Handle enquiries and issues relating to data privacy practices, withdrawal of consent, the right
to be forgotten, and related rights.
 Monitor the industry landscape to keep visibility on evolutions, trends, and best practices
related to Data Privacy.
 Ensure that systematic compliance audits are undertaken and that their findings are reported
and acted upon.

What you'll need to succeed

You will be a qualified lawyer with excellent academics credentials (minimum 2:1)

 Demonstrate deep knowledge of data privacy, data handling and data classification.
 Demonstrate experience of managing data privacy issues in a global organisation.
 Expertise in global and European data protection laws and practices and an in-depth understanding of the GDPR.
 Capable of conducting data privacy compliance reviews and audits.
 Have the ability to develop awareness and communications at all levels within the global firm.
 Ability to review, analyse and organise documentary and factual evidence.
 Strong attention to detail
 Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel and online research tools.

High work standards.

 Excellent writing, organisational and problem solving skills.
 Strong client service orientation.
 Ability to prioritise and work to tight deadlines and manage own caseload.
 Good communication skills, including the ability to liaise with people across the business
 Ability to work well in both a team and individually.
 Keen to develop and use initiative.
 Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm.

What you'll get in return

A very competitive market salary with package is on offer for you, plus the chance to work with a leading law firm that has a unique international cultural diversity with fantastic career development opportunities and exposure to top level legal projects

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, please click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. Please contact Patrick McDonald today If you would like more detail on this job or to have a confidential discussion on your legal career. If you're looking for a new legal opportunity in a specific location Hays have a strategic office network spanning Ireland and the UK and a team of over 30 specialist legal recruitment consultants that can assist you with your job search.

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