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Compliance and Ethics Counsel

Job Location: Manila

Job Number: 2028


- Job description

The Compliance & Ethics Counsel Associate Manager, Data Privacy is a full-time associate manager role to be filled by a qualified lawyer with at least 3-5 years’ relevant experience in the data privacy (DP) field. The role is part of the Data Privacy team in Legal and supports the Accenture Data Protection Officer (DPO) and Geographic Units (GU) Privacy & Security Leads. The role reports to the Compliance & Ethics Counsel Associate Director, who is Accenture’s Data Protection Officer. Individuals with relevant data privacy experience at a global company in the technology and IT sector are preferred.
Advise on and manage DP programs and activities
- Understand the triggers and requirements for performing DP activities and processes for executing these (for example, privacy reviews, Data Protection Impact Assessments and recording of processing activities) and manage and perform such activities

Be involved in DP regulatory and auditory requirements
- Help monitor compliance by reviewing information provided by central audit and monitoring teams (for example Internal Audit and Security Assessments team); assist GU Privacy & Security Leads in interpreting such information

Manage training and awareness
- Provide input into global and local DP training and awareness programs as requested by the DPO
- Support the Compliance & Ethics Counsel Managers and DPO in requiring GU Privacy & Security Leads to actively promote local engagement (including with senior leadership) on DP topics, for example by delivering training and awareness programs based on globally packaged materials

Report on Accenture’s global DP programs
- Advise the Compliance & Ethics Counsel Managers, DPO and GU Privacy & Security Leads in reporting on agreed DP topics to leadership, local boards, and regulators as required
- Proactively raise trends, potential threats, concerns or other information within Legal, IS and other stakeholders
Lawyer with minimum 5 years DP experiece Expertise in European and other DP laws and practices and an in-depth understanding of the GDPR Ability to handle information and business affairs with secrecy and confidentially as appropriate Strong legal advice and drafting skills in a data privacy role Integrity and high professional ethics Passionate about the data protection and privacy domain CIPP, CIPM, CIPT, CISSP and/or CISM preferred or willingness to obtain within a short period Project management with experience in preparing and delivering trainings Experience working with fragmented data to report meaningful metrics and identify actionable insights Experience with privacy and security risk assessment and best practices, privacy certifications/seals, and information security standards certifications

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