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Open Rights Group is looking for a Data Protection Policy Manager

ORG is pursuing a multi-strand initiative designed to inform, mobilise and influence a cross-sectoral challenge to Government efforts to weaken data protection and the role of the ICO and is now looking for a Data Protection Policy Manager.

Job details

Location

UK-based, travel to London required

Salary

£34,000

Hours of work

pro-rata, 4 days per week

Contract

Temporary

Closing date

January 24, 2022

About Open Rights Group

Founded in 2005, Open Rights Group (ORG) is a UK-based digital campaigning organisation working to protect rights to privacy and free speech online. They challenge threats to privacy by both the government through the surveillance of personal communications and private companies, who use personal data to increase their profits.

About Data Protection Policy Manager role

The fight for the future of GDPR and data protection standards in the UK is at a critical juncture. The public of DCMS’ consultation proposal, Data – A New Direction, is a major step in the UK Government’s post-Brexit ambitions.

In response, ORG is pursuing a multi-strand initiative designed to inform, mobilise and influence a cross-sectoral challenge to Government efforts to weaken data protection and the role of the ICO.

The Data Protection Policy Manager will play a crucial role in this strategy through leading research, case-study analysis and policy advocacy as well as supporting their public campaigning with the goal of mobilising a broad coalition in defence of GDPR standards. A key focus will be on examples and lessons that can be drawn from public health surveillance measures adopted during the COVID 19 pandemic, particularly as the Government is seeking to use its flawed, data-driven response as a justification for its new proposals. They will also support us to develop comparative analysis with policies and procedures adopted by other European DPAs. They will work with colleagues to mobilise and influence non-traditional allies from outside of the digital rights community and who represent those marginalised, minority and vulnerable groups most at risk from weakened data protection standards.

More details regarding this role and the application form can be found here.