Apr 27, 2018

Data Privacy Officer UAE Jobs - Hala Group

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Job Description

Job Title:  Data Privacy Officer

Company Name: Hala Group

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Job Summary: The Data Privacy Officer will administer Hala Group’s information assets in compliance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), privacy, legal, and policy obligations. To define and lead dotted-line reports in the creation of processes and documentation required in order to ensure Hala Data privacy practices are compliant & meet global best practices standards. The position will support the realization of the goals set out in the governance roadmap, while providing the business clear guidance on policy & regulation compliance in keeping with guidelines and policies established by the EAG Ethics & Compliance Office.


Data Privacy Officer Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Accountable for overseeing the life cycle of Hala data assets. The Data Privacy Officer defines and implements policies and procedures for the day-to-day operation and administrative management of all Hala data and related processes — including the intake, storage, processing, encryption, and transmission of data to internal & external systems.
  • Accountable for creating and updating Hala data asset documentation including Data Requirements, Metadata Definition, Metadata Management, Data Quality, Data Acquisition, Entry, Data Curation, Governance, and Compliance. Accountable for creating and implementing data retention and deletion requirements consistent with EAG internal policies and relevant laws.
  • Responsible for defining a single set of procedures for requesting access to sensitive elements of organizational and customer data and document these data access request procedures. Accountable for creating and maintaining a data inventory and contribute to the centrally maintained data inventory.
  • The Data Privacy Officer has the following authority to apply resources, make decisions and grant approvals (within limits set by existing EAG data privacy and information security polices) to: a.Shape policy on who shall have access to institutional data and develop procedures for requesting access to such data. b.Approve or decline data access requests according to policy. c.Develop procedures for the creation, collection and consumption of the data they steward. d.In collaboration with the enterprise colleagues, establish data standards. e.Act as a liaison between business users, Corp IT, architects and vendors in order to translate business data governance requirements into technical or project requirements. Write sections of business cases pertaining to concerning data assets.
  • Data Privacy: Accountable for enforcing privacy, contractual, and regulatory controls in all processes. Ensure that data decisions are communicated and business users understand impacts of the decisions to their lines of business.
  • Act as the data privacy focal for the EAG Ethics & Compliance Office across Hala teams, providing support, advice and guidance as required.
  • Coordinate efforts within Hala to keep its section of EAG’s register of (personal) data accurate and up to date.
  • Identify privacy risks and work with business owners Ethics & Compliance to resolve them. Conduct, or support business process owners to conduct, Privacy Impact Assessments as needed and in keeping with EAG’s guidelines on the subject.
  • Provide data for various audits. Respond to regulatory or auditor requests concerning: privacy, legal, and regulatory issues; metadata, data assets, and related processes.
  • Accountable for establishing a Hala Data Privacy Framework that is auditable and meets global best practices standards.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The Hala Group Data Privacy Officer must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Data Management, Computer & Network Security, Management Consulting, Legal, Process Management, or related disciplines.
  • Pragmatic and applied rather than theoretical mind-set.
  • Three years of experience with at least 1 years working in a data governance or privacy role. Proven history of creating data standards, determining business data requirements, and business rules.

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