Data Protection Officer

England, Hertfordshire, Watford
£70000 - £130000 per annum
11 Apr 2019
03 May 2019
Heather Ninnes
Full Time

This Data Protection Officer role is based in Watford and is offered by a global, consumer facing business.


This Data Protection Officer role is based in Watford and involves:

  • Work as part of a cross-functional team to develop and implement a data protection governance and management framework.
  • Maintain an approach to data protection that is in accordance with data protection legislation, our operating licence, other privacy-related laws and regulations and relevant codes of practice and guidance.
  • Draft and advise on implementing appropriate policies, standards, guidance, privacy notices and training which support the business in meeting its data protection obligations.
  • Manage and respond to data subjects' rights requests and other data protection-related queries from players and employees.
  • Carry out data protection monitoring activities including partnering with business owners to complete Data Protection Impact Assessments, Legitimate Interests Assessments, cookie scans, and maintain a record of processing activities.
  • Manage data protection incidents which may involve player, retailer or employee data.
  • Liaise with the ICO on data protection matters relating to the business, including data breach reporting.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge of both UK and European data protection legislation and keep up-to-date on developments and new legislation and how this impacts the business.
  • Provide strategic advice, policies and direction to the business on leveraging data in a controlled environment for data-driven advertising in relation to, for example, profiling, programmatic advertising and player insights.
  • Support the business through the provision of legal advice on data protection matters in relation to complex issues, including:
  • digital and mobile product teams to analyse products, platforms, features and systems, and provide practical legal risk mitigation strategies.
  • data and insight teams to analyse approaches to profiling, segmentation and targeting.
  • technical teams and developers to advise in respect of UX, audit/evidence requirements and big data platforms.

Dependent on experience:

  • Draft, advise on and negotiate data protection provisions in commercial contracts.
  • Implement SCCs for cross-border data transfers.
  • Draft and negotiate data processing agreements and data sharing agreements with third parties.


This Data Protection Officer role is based in Watford and requires:

-A data protection expert, with a solid focus on data protection throughout their career

-data protection compliance experience, including: creating and implementing policies, data mapping, training and reporting

-ideally experience working in a Data Protection Officer or equivalent role

-experience of successfully working with and influencing stakeholders at all levels

Job Offer

Competitive salary, please enquire

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