Job details Attention! This job posting is 13 days old and might be already filled. Dir, General Counsel Office at Western Union Location Sydney, Australia Date Posted January 10, 2018 Category Default Job Type Full-time Description Does 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 transactions? We’re seeking a Director, Privacy APAC - MEA in 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. Qualifications 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 co-located. 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 manner. 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 partners. 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 you? 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 possibility! 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