Director, Data Protection and Privacy Compliance

We are looking for a Director, Data Protection and Privacy Compliance to join a growing financial services organization in Hauppauge, NY. This individual will oversee activities related to the development, implementation, and maintenance of policies, processes, and procedures according to applicable federal and state privacy laws. The Director will lead privacy impact assessments and risk assessment activities across the enterprise to determine the sensitivity of new and existing data, as well as determine how to classify, protect, and monitor both structured and unstructured data to prevent unauthorized access, loss, or compromise. Candidates with extensive knowledge and experience with financial services regulation and privacy compliance for financial services industries and state and federal information privacy laws – GLBA, CCPA/CPRA, GDPR, etc., are encouraged to apply. Experience with privacy principles and relative technologies (sensitive data handling, retention, user data protection, privacy by design, data loss prevention, encryption, and anonymization), combined with the ability to understand and interpret relevant privacy regulations, general business operations in the financial services industry, issues, and dynamics beyond the scope of basic privacy compliance and data protection issues, is a plus. This is a hybrid role, with our client’s office located in Hauppauge, New York, and the expectation of 1-2 days working from home each week.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems/Systems Security or relevant field required or several years of directly related experience
  • Master’s degree or JD preferred
  • Several years of relevant experience with some experience leading or influencing people
  • Several years of experience working directly with privacy compliance and data protection matters required
  • CIPP/US or CIPM certification preferred

Essential Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with financial services regulation and privacy compliance for financial services industries and state and federal information privacy laws – GLBA, CCPA/CPRA, GDPR, etc.
  • Experience with privacy principles and relative technologies (sensitive data handling, retention, user data protection, privacy by design, Data Loss Prevention, encryption, anonymization, etc.)
  • Extensive familiarity with financial services regulation and privacy compliance for financial services industries
  • Ability to understand and interpret relevant privacy regulations, general business operations in the financial services industry, issues, and dynamics beyond the scope of basic privacy compliance and data protection issues
  • Ability to develop strong collaborative working relationships and communicate effectively and concisely with members of other departments on complex issues
  • Integrity, fortitude, oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with a strong sense of priority, urgency, and commitment to deadlines

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive, enterprise-wide data protection and privacy compliance program in compliance with federal and state laws
  • Lead privacy impact assessments and risk assessment activities across the enterprise to determine the sensitivity of new and existing data; determine how to classify, protect, and monitor both structured and unstructured data to prevent unauthorized access, loss or compromise.
  • Coordinate triage, investigation, and response activities to privacy incidents
  • Ensure data governance, records retention, security protocols and privacy policies, standards, and procedures are up-to-date
  • Oversee the development of training, education, and communication materials for data privacy and protection
  • Partner with business stakeholders and data owners to identify, define, implement, and maintain best-in-class protection for sensitive and business-critical data in accordance with legal, regulatory, contractual, and industry standards
  • Collaborate internally to ensure cross-functional alignment while establishing governance for the program
  • Perform all duties inherent in a managerial role

Expected salary for this role is $130,000 – $160,000, commensurate with experience, training, skills, qualifications, and other market factors.

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