EMEA Data Privacy Consultant

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Wells Fargo
  • 27 Aug 18 2018-08-27

Wells Fargo provides middle market, large corporate and financial institution customers with a range of international solutions, including treasury management, credit, payments, financing, foreign exchange, and trade services. Wells Fargo operates from 42 countries and territories outside of the U.S., including branches in Beijing, Cayman Islands, Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), Hong Kong, London, Seoul.

About the Role

The Regional Data Privacy Consultant supports the Regional Data Privacy Officer (RDPO) to oversee all regional activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance of and adherence to Wells Fargo’s data protection and privacy policies and procedures and applicable privacy and data protection laws, regulations and requirements. The Consultant will, under the supervision of the Officer, provide independent risk oversight and subject matter expertise locally to the region with respect to privacy and data protection requirements and issues. This position reports to the EMEA Regional Data Privacy Officer within the Global Privacy Office. The position is located in London.


Support the RDPO to:•Develop and administer any regional or country-level privacy policies and standards, in coordination with the Global Data Privacy Officer and Privacy Leaders where appropriate; provide advice, guidance and enterprise procedures on the interpretation of privacy requirements and such policies.
•Understand the personal data processing activities conducted by the businesses and staff functions operating in the region or country and participate in new product, initiative or function due diligence risk management processes to ensure they address data protection and privacy issues, including consultation on cross-border transfers of personal data.
•Monitor and communicate to privacy leaders, regional management, Corporate Risk and other appropriate groups about any data protection and privacy developments within the region, in coordination with the Global Privacy Office.
•Develop and deliver (or arrange for development and delivery of) regional level privacy and data protection training as appropriate; review, provide input and approve any privacy-related training developed by the businesses.
•Independently review controls and procedures to implement this Policy and applicable privacy-related laws, regulations and any country or region-specific procedures developed by the businesses and staff functions and design and/or perform independent testing as appropriate.
•Provide reports about the status of compliance with this Policy and regional policies and escalate privacy-related issues and incidents to the Global Data Privacy Officer and appropriate business and function management; consult with the business, privacy leaders and the Global Data Privacy Officer regarding policy escalations and exceptions.
•Coordinate with regional management to (a) make and maintain any regulatory filings related to data protection required by local law for all legal entities operating in the region or country and (b) be the primary point of contact for data protection regulatory authorities

 Market Skills and Certifications
Requirements•Preferred experience of working in the second line of defence.
•Bachelor’s degree or higher.
•Good knowledge of the General Data Protection Regulation, or of other privacy and data protection requirements in the region.
•Strong desire to learn about new legislative requirements, if required.
•Keen interest in researching privacy issues.
•Experience working independently and virtually within a global organization.
•Good communication and influencing skills.
•Data Protection certification or qualification highly desirable.

Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.