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Data Protection Officer

Data Protection Officer

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Law Professional/Paraprofessional


About the Role

As the Polish Data Protection Officer you will be required to have a deep knowledge of privacy and data protection requirements in Poland and an understanding of requirements across other EMEA countries including the new General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR). This is a key role within a highly visible Legal and Compliance Team, which will require the successful candidate to work in partnership with the business as a trusted advisor. Some of your key responsibilities will involve:

  • Becoming a trusted business partner to Aon’s businesses and providing day-to-day support to the business leaders as an expert advisor;
  • advising on and managing data privacy risk (including conducting Privacy Impact Assessments) and providing timely, strategic and commercial advice across Aon’s businesses throughout EMEA, in particular risks arising from the set up and reorganization of Aon’s IT and global operations, commercial arrangements with third parties and new products and services;
  • assisting in developing and maintaining a network of privacy champions in the businesses through education, training and awareness programmes;
  • developing and documenting Aon’s Privacy Compliance Framework (including processes, policies and procedures) designed to implement the new General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) and reduce data privacy risk and/or increase the efficiency of the business and Privacy Team;
  • developing and embedding the Privacy Compliance Framework across Aon’s businesses and Shared Service functions throughout EMEA;
  • engaging with and effectively managing Aon’s local in country lawyers and/or external lawyers where appropriate to provide efficient and high quality support (within agreed budgets) on regional projects;
  • in conjunction with Aon’s security, risk and operational functions respond to and provide appropriate advice on data incidents;
  • identify, address and negotiate data privacy issues arising from commercial contracts (including IT and outsourcing contracts, client facing agreements and agreements with carriers and third parties);
  • develop and roll out agreements, checklists, policies and training.

About You

We are looking for individuals who are self-starters, think beyond the issues at hand, help to create commercial solutions where none are immediately apparent, and build rapport quickly in new situations across a broad range of individuals. Aon distinguishes itself from other firms not only through its processes, but more importantly through its collaborative culture and client focus.

As a Polish Data Protection Officer your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a privacy function working within an international law firm, financial services/professional services organisation or other international organisation, with a clear understanding of European privacy obligations (including marketing privacy (in all forms), online privacy issues, issues that arise in the context of suppliers and third parties or enterprise wide IT systems, data transfer issues and HR privacy issues).
  • Legal and/or data protection qualification (ISEB, International Association of Privacy Professionals (e.g. CIPP E/IT and/or CIPM or similar).
  • The ability to operate in a fast moving business environment and make decisions bearing in mind business objectives and commercial requirements.
  • The ability to work constructively and collaboratively within teams and across a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Pragmatism and a commercial approach to problem-solving and a flexible, consultative working style.
  • The ability to drive change and a proactive, energetic, resilient and results-focused personality.
  • The capability to inspire and influence colleagues both upwards and downwards and internally and externally.
  • Excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills and possesses strength of character and a professional demeanour.
  • Ability to exercise the highest ethical standards and prudent, risk-based business decision making.
  • Ability to understand and explain complex privacy requirements or challenges and create effective solutions.
  • Experience of reviewing and negotiating privacy controls and control objectives in commercial agreements.
  • Flexibility to manage multiple projects and competing timescales often across a number of jurisdictions.
  • Spotless record and strong work ethos


We offer:

  • A promising career path and individual development plan
  • A large number of career opportunities in different business areas
  • Cooperation with young, energetic and craving for knowledge colleagues
  • The opportunity to build strong and meaningful relationships with clients and influence their business
  • The best medical cover on the market with free dental care
  • Generous and competitive benefits package (multisport cards, insurance, vouchers – find out what else is waiting for you!)
  • Offices in close proximity to Krakow’s city centre
  • The chance to participate in social events and charity actions


Please attach CV in English only.

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