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Data Protection Officer (Remote)

Job Type: Full-Time


PartnerHero is a global outsourcing company that builds first-class remote teams for some of the world’s most exciting technology startups. We’re looking for an experienced Data Protection Officer to help us make sure our internal and external security strategies are in keeping with the mission and values of our organization.

As PartnerHero’s Data Protection Officer, key responsibilities will include advising on our compliance with GDPR and all other data protection laws that apply to a global company like ours. You will also monitor our adherence to GDPR standards and act as a point of contact with supervisory authorities and data subjects whose information we control.

You will also create policies that enforce compliance with legislation and deliver GDPR training to our staff to increase awareness of data privacy and our security measures. As a Data Protection Officer, you will play an important role in designing our privacy framework and strategy.


  • Foster a data protection culture within PartnerHero and help implement innovative solutions to address and comply with various regional regulations
  • Act as point of contact with EU, LATAM, US, APAC and other global residents, supervisory authorities and internal teams
  • Manage our default Data Protection Agreement (DPA) template and manage the creation of custom agreements as needed
  • Serve as a consultant and interact with partners during the signing stage of our DPA process
  • Identify and evaluate the company’s data processing activities, comprised of both our own as well as activities we carry out for our partners who have signed our DPA
  • Conduct Privacy Impact Assessments and Security Incident Reports using our template and improving them with your own ideas and expertise
  • Maintain records of data processing operations and monitor data management procedures and compliance within the company
  • Provide consistent education on privacy best practices, GDPR compliance, and Privacy by Design to our associates, our managers, and our leadership
  • Ensure we address all queries from data subjects within legal timeframes and according to our data retention policies (e.g. delete their information from our databases)
  • Vet and liaise with other organizations/vendors that process data on our behalf
  • Update our detailed guides on data protection policies
  • Perform audits and determine whether we need to alter our procedures to comply with regulations
  • Provide consultation on how to deal with privacy breaches
  • Follow up with changes in law and issue recommendations to ensure compliance


  • 3+ Experience in data protection and legal compliance
  • Deep knowledge and expertise of COPPA and US privacy laws
  • Knowledge of data processing operations for a BPO, consultancy or other professional services organization is desired
  • Work experience with data protection practices for remote workers is also a plus
  • CIPM/CIPE certifications are a plus
  • Experience in leading relationships with governmental authorities
  • Familiarity with computer security systems
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion
  • APAC Privacy Act understanding is a plus
  • Ethical, with the ability to remain impartial and report all noncompliances
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Self-starter and self-motivated