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Data Protection Officer- Spain & Italy

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In line with the requirements of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a DPO is required for our Credit Bureau businesses to ensure GDPR requirements are being met on an ongoing basis.

The DPO will also act as an intermediary between the regulator, data subjects (consumers and businesses) and local/regional management committees.

A 2nd Line of Defence role, the DPO will maintain a level of independence from the 1st Line of Defence, however, will be seen as a credible, trusted advisor to ensure the business fully understands the requirements of GDPR and the requirements are factored into commercial discussions around innovative uses of data.

The DPO will work closely with local Compliance Officers and other 2nd Line functions.

The DPO is a role who must be seen as a credible and trusted monitor, advisor, facilitator, guide and supervisor on data protection matters Fundamentally, the DPO will:

  • Monitor compliance with GDPR and other union or member state relevant provisions and with the personal data protection policies of the organisation
  • Give advice to the controller/processor and the employees when carrying out a Data Protection Impact Assessment
  • Act as a facilitator, cooperating with the supervisory authority and also internally within the organisation. DPO must be the contact point with respect to data subjects, the supervisory authority/DPAs on issues relating to processing, including the prior consultation and regarding any other matter
  • Ensure GDPR-related Policies are understood and embedded within the organisation
  • Frequent interaction and monitoring of Consumer Helpdesk Team/s to ensure consumers are being treated fairly at all times.
  • Ensure regulation is considered in any new product development.
  • Engage and collaborate with internal stakeholders to deliver against policy standards and standards of best practice. 
  • Ensuring defined process is followed and act as 2nd line defence coordinator in unlikely event of regulatory breach.

· Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

· Knowledge of the generic operational functions and compliance requirements of a Credit

Reference Agency (“CRA”).

· Expertise in national and European data protection laws, in depth understanding of the GDPR and knowledge of the business sector and of Experian.


· Experience advising on regulatory requirements, specifically the ability to interpret and explain in "plain English".

· Experience of undertaking compliance monitoring, developing processes and writing reports to a high standard

·  Experience in one or more senior compliance or legal roles.

· Excellent influencing/negotiation skills

· Strong relationship management skills that help facilitate a pro-active and effective compliance-to-business relationship

· Good risk based judgement skills including the ability to assess compliance risks appropriately with commercial needs

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