Canada Regional Data Privacy Officer, Wells Fargo, Toronto, Canada

The Regional Data Privacy Officer will provide subject matter expertise locally to the region with respect to privacy and data protection requirements and issues. This position reports to the Global Chief Privacy Officer in the U.S. The position is located in Toronto, Canada.

Summary of essential job functions:

  • Develop and administer any regional or country-level privacy policies and standards, in coordination with the Global Data Privacy Officer and Privacy Leaders in the country 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 regional 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 with 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 Data 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 policies 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 global 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 businesses, 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

Minimum requirements:

  • 10+ years of experience in compliance, operational risk management (includes audit, legal, credit risk, market risk, or the management of a process or business with accountability for compliance or operational risk), or a combination of both; or 10+ years of IT systems security, business process management or financial services industry experience, of which 5years must include direct experience in compliance, operational risk management, or a combination of both
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Strong knowledge of privacy and data protection requirements in Canada
  • Relevant compliance, risk or data protection and privacy experience
  • Strong organizational and facilitation skills
  • Experience working independently and virtually within a global organization
  • Exceptional communication and influencing skills
  • Good working knowledge of technology related controls and security measures

Preferred skills:

  • 10+ years’ experience in financial services or regulated industry
  • CIPP/C  certification or equivalent qualification
  • Leadership and team management experience
  • Experience in advising senior management
  • Spanish language skills
  • Law degree a plus

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, colour, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion or any other status protected by applicable legislation, including women, persons with disabilities, aboriginal peoples and visible minorities. Accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available upon request in connection with the recruitment process. 

Application Submission Information:

Visit and search by Job ID# 33826BR to apply