EMEA Data Privacy Consultant, Wells Fargo Bank N.A. London Branch, London

The 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.

(Note: In addition to these functions employees are required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required) 


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

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Preferred experience of working in the second line of defense.
  • 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.

Application Submission Information:

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