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Director, Global Privacy Compliance

Legal | Dublin, Ireland | Full Time

Job Description

Director, Global Privacy Compliance

As an IAC company (Nasdaq: IAC), IAC Applications is part of a family that includes many of the most successful media and internet brands in the world, including the Match, Tinder, Vimeo and The Daily Beast. IAC is consistently ranked in Fortune magazine’s list among the world's most admired companies in the Internet Services & Retailing sector.

IAC Applications brings together a unique collection of award-winning technology companies to form one of the world’s largest distributors of utility applications, with its products downloaded more than one million times a day across desktop, browser and mobile devices.


Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel in Ireland, IAC Applications’ Dublin office is currently seeking a Director of Global Privacy Compliance. The Director of Global Privacy Compliance will assist the Deputy General Counsel and the global legal team (based in Belarus, Ireland and USA) with building, implementing, updating and maintaining a world class global privacy program. Among other duties, you will be responsible for establishing, maintaining, implementing, and monitoring global controls; providing strategic advice concerning compliance with global privacy laws; working with the global privacy team and business units to conduct privacy impact assessments; establishing and implementing privacy metrics; assisting DGC in responding to Internal Audits, data incidents and regulatory requests; and serving as a privacy advocate to the business units and leadership. This position requires the ability to coordinate efforts across all departments to ensure that the entire organization remains compliant to all privacy rules, regulations and orders.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including confident presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
  • Ability to manage direct reports, drive cross-functional projects and project teams
  • Previous experience creating and implementing privacy policies, procedures and conducting privacy training
  • Proven ability to manage complex, long-term initiatives
  • Ability to influence and challenge business partners in a constructive and persuasive manner
  • Ability to arrive at creative solutions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the highest levels of management and decision-making within the organization
  • Ability to distill privacy concepts and requirements into clear recommendations for business partners
  • Strong MS Office Suite skills necessary especially MS PowerPoint
  • Some travel may be required, including international travel
  • Demonstrated leadership and Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification or project management experience preferred;


  • A law degree from an accredited law school, and admission to practice law in Ireland. 
  • A relevant professional qualification (legal, IAPP, ACOI or relevant data protection qualification)
  • Strong knowledge of privacy laws and regulations (EU, North and South America, APAC and Ireland preferred)
  • Expertise in national and European data protection laws and practices and an in-depth understanding of the GDPR;
  • 4 - 7years’ of privacy experience preferred, preferably working in-house on a global privacy program

Key Tasks:

  • Inform, advise and issue recommendations regarding GDPR compliance
  • Foster a data protection culture within the organization and help to implement essential elements of the GDPR, such as the principles of data subjects’ rights, data protection by design and by default, records of processing activities, security of processing, and notification and communication of data breaches
  • Advise on data protections impact assessments, methodology, safeguards to apply, and whether its conclusions are in compliance with the GDPR
  • Assure that the use of technologies maintain, and do not erode, privacy protections on use, collection and disclosure of personal information
  • Monitor systems development and operations for security and privacy compliance
  • Interface with Senior Management to develop strategic plans for the collection, use and sharing of information in a manner that maximizes its value while complying with applicable privacy regulations
  • Work with legal counsel, head of compliance and management, key departments and committees to ensure the organization has and maintains appropriate privacy and information notices and materials reflecting current organization and legal practices and requirements
  • Create, maintain, conduct and update a Privacy Impact Assessment process and support management in undertaking assessments of new products, system and process changes to assess the potential privacy law risks and challenges; 
  • Advising on privacy requirements for new product launches including new features or enhancements, new 3rd party integrations, new use of data.
  • Dealing with day to day queries relating to our business operations (including data access requests, deletion requests and other privacy related needs from our support and product teams).
  • Continually keep up-to-date with global privacy law and regulatory developments, and analyse the impact on IAC Applications
  • Provide advice, guidance and training to the business/other compliance colleagues as required on privacy law developments
  • Maintain good relationship with regulatory authorities and represent IAC Applications at relevant meetings with regulators and industry bodies
  • Driving the task of creating and maintaining an accurate data inventory (internal and external)
  • Creation, training and testing the effectiveness of a data breach response team

IAC Applications is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.