Data Protection Manager

Mission

The Data Protection Manager is an integral part of the team providing the services sold by the company. His academic and professional career was built around the main sector targeted by the company: the Life Sciences. His skills are then developed at MyData-Trust or before, in the field of Data Protection. He works primarily as a project manager and as a DPO for clients. His tasks include counseling, data protection analysis, client representative to subjects and supervisory authorities. So he is the first point of contact. This function can manage other people: the Data Protection Manager Associate.

Main tasks

– Project management and coordination.
– Participate in meetings with customers.
– Perform data protection gap analysis (DPGA).
– Carry out the Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA).
– Develop procedures, guidelines and templates.
– Give advice and recommendations on data protection.
– As a data protection expert, stay informed about the latest developments in this area.
– Organize internal information sessions on practical data protection developments in the Life Sciences sector in order to keep the operational knowledge up-to-date.

Technical skills

The Data Protection Manager must be able to:

– Put into practice his solid knowledge of the GDPR and the protection of data in general.
– Relate his strong knowledge of the field of Life Sciences to GDPR and to data protection.
– Put into practice his leadership and persuasion skills.
– Be able to manage some persons in a benevolent and efficient way.
– Have an analytical mind.
– Demonstrate a good ability to interpret and react.
– Master one or more foreign languages.
– Travel abroad.

Soft skills

The Data Protection Manager has to:

– Establish a permanent relationship and dialogue with the hierarchy, colleagues, his team and clients.
– Listen to the point of view of the interlocutors in a situation of negotiation or consultation.
– Resist sources of stress.
– Be flexible.
– Possess a developed sense of listening.
– Meet deadlines.
– Improve one’s practice and skills through the autonomous and proposed learning.

Communication

The Data Protection Manager is in communication with all the actors of his department and with the customers.

Hierarchical position

The Data Protection Manager depends on the Top Management (or the CEO).

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