Amsterdam, NL

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Having made its name in the game of quick and simple file-sharing, WeTransfer has grown into an end-to-end suite of digital solutions with more than 80 million monthly active users in 190 countries. Beyond the platform, we have the storytelling platform WePresent, quick slide-making tool Paste, immersive sketching app Paper, and inspiration-capturing tool Collect. We design and deliver delightful experiences that continue to feel obvious and intuitive to millions of people—from our moms to your favorite artists. As a certified B-Corp, WeTransfer aims to be a sustainable and responsible tech company, balancing people, planet, and profit
So, the work we do matters. Come and be a part of it.
As Privacy Officer you will be responsible for giving pragmatic advice on data protection related matters and help making risk-based decisions. You will guide teams in ensuring that new products, features and campaigns align with WeTransfer’s data protection policy and relevant data protection regulations. 
As Privacy Officer you will work closely together with the Data Protection Officer (DPO) and all types of business stakeholders. If necessary the Privacy Officer will take the (co-)lead in dedicated data protection projects. You will report into our General Counsel. 

What you will be doing:

    • Train and offer (strategic) advice to WeTransfer management and staff on relevant data protection regulations in order to make risk-based decisions.
    • Collaborate with teams across WeTransfer to help drive a global data protection program and governance structure consistent with relevant laws and regulations.
    • Draft, implement and communicate policies, processes and templates related to WeTransfer’s data protection practices.
    • Draft, review and negotiate data protection-related contracts, such as Data Processing Agreements. 
    • (Help the business) Perform data privacy impact assessments (DPIA) and assist in data breach response, and report on the same as appropriate.
    • Act as the (first) point of contact for users and other data subjects for any data protection issues they raise.

What you bring to the table:

    • A minimum of three years of relevant experience as Privacy Officer within an IT/Techfirm and several years of experience in a legal role as a privacy consultant, inhouse legal counsel or lawyer. 
    • A Master Degree in Law with a background in contract law, IT law or IP law.
    • A CIPP/E certificate or a similar level of education.
    • Solid knowledge and understanding of the GDPR and ePrivacy directive. Knowledge of other privacy laws, such as CCPA and LGPD is a plus. 
    • Knowledge of the trends regarding privacy and data-security.
    • Experience with implementing compliance programs.
    • Great interest in and understanding of the tech scene and how growth and innovation interacts with compliance.
    • Understanding of the relation between company goals, compliance and balance innovation with privacy.
    • Experience with reporting and presenting progress of compliance (to C-level).
    • Strong written and oral communications skills in English - Dutch is a plus.
    • A hands-on attitude and the ability to test and critically review and read data.

You are:

    • Up to date with trends to foster domain expertise
    • Comfortable with experimenting with alternative approaches 
    • Managing stakeholders actively
    • Acting with integrity
    • Constantly adapting to change
    • Independent 
    • Continuously clarifying progress and next steps
    • Demonstrating proactivity and aptness at prioritising tasks
    • Socially competent
WeTransfer is an equal opportunity employer and we pride ourselves on the diversity of our people. We welcome you, and everything that makes you—well, you. That includes your gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, or disability status.
A note on remote
Covid has changed the world. Just as much as it changed us. While we can't wait until offices re-open, being at the office will not be mandatory in the future. This way, you get the best from both worlds. That move is still pretty new for us though, we are getting there, we are writing more, doing more async communication, and are now ready to take it to the next level.
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