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Dir, General Counsel Office

at Western Union
Location Sydney, Australia
Date Posted January 10, 2018
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


playing a critical role in protecting customers sound exciting to you? How
about working for a global fintech company on an advanced team that is
passionate about preventing money laundering and other illegal financial

seeking a Director, Privacy
our Sydney office. In this role, you
will report to the Privacy Counsel, Director Americas and Global Digital in
continuing to build, implement, update and maintain a world class privacy
program, with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Middle East and
Africa (MEA) Regions.

Sound interesting? Here
are some specifics:

The main responsibilities of the position include:

  • As part of the
    Global Privacy and Information Governance Team, with members in 7 countries,
    you will assist in the implementation of the global privacy program in the APAC
    and MEA Regions, advise the business units on the practical impacts of data
    protection requirements and emerging privacy laws and trends, and on the
    development of solutions, processes and controls frameworks necessary to fulfil
    WU’s privacy obligations.
  • You will be the
    key privacy resource for the APAC and MEA Regions, reviewing products and
    services (including working with WU’s Director Privacy for Global Digital);
    business programmes and projects; business partnerships; marketing and other
    initiatives, to assess their privacy impact on consumers to identify and
    mitigate risk and to support growth.
  • You will assist
    with data incidents and various regulatory matters.
  • Working with our
    global privacy team, you will support the ongoing review and maintenance of
    privacy and consent notices; DPA registrations and notifications; data
    protection and transfer agreements, and generally help to make sure WU complies
    with privacy laws.
  • Additionally, you
    will assist with the global strategy, marketing and communications plan of the
    Global Privacy Office.

and experience:

  • 5-7 years’
    in-house legal experience or experience at a law firm. 
  • Strong experience
    in data protection and privacy in a commercially focused in-house environment.
  • Strong knowledge
    of privacy regulations in the APAC and MEA Regions with experience working in a
    multinational company.
  • 7-10 years’ data
    privacy experience CIPP/Asia Certification or similar strongly preferred.
  • Experience of
    rolling-out privacy related initiatives Experience of dealing with data
    protection authorities.
  • Ability to work
    independently with minimal supervision and as part of a global team that’s not
  • Ability to build
    credibility with senior regional and global management Excellent verbal and
    written communication skills, including confident presentation skills Excellent
    organisational and prioritisation skills and ability to manage complex,
    long-term initiatives.
  • Ability to
    influence and challenge business partners in a constructive and persuasive
  • Ability to
    balance privacy risk with delivering business objectives Ability to arrive at
    creative solutions.
  • Ability to distil
    privacy concepts and requirements into clear recommendations for business
  • Since this is a
    truly international company, and we are seeking a person with a truly
    international outlook, who is able to manage a privacy program in multiple
    jurisdictions in a business that is inherently international and cross-border.
  • Strong MS Office
    Suite skills necessary especially MS PowerPoint.
  • Some travel may
    be required, including international travel.

What’s in it for

  • Competitive global pay,
    benefits and mobility

  • Unparalleled experience,
    working for a market leader in FX payment solutions
  • The chance to share your
    ideas and contribute to the development of our products
  • Diverse, global team with
    colleagues in over 50 countries

What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We
believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses
and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote
communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have
a rich legacy of innovation, and are continuing to develop new and more
convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital,
mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that
spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in
cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are
leaders in both!  

Being on the Western Union team means
being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly
finding the path to success. It means having integrity, and finding ways to
make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team
of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It
means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global
stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our
culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people
with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows;
your unique point of view could be the key to our
next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that

Western Union
is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of
race, colour religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions),
national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital
status or other protected category. If you have a disability or special need
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