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Data Protection Associate

Interlink Talent Solutions
110000.00 - 130000.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Job Role
Data Protection
Job Type

We are looking for an experienced Associate to join the team who has strong experience in data protection and general commercial agreements.

Experience in IT agreements and in applying data protection law in an IT context would also be an advantage.

The Team

  • The team advises on a broad range of commercial agreements, outsourcing (both IT and business process), technology matters and data protection.
  • Whilst the team works for clients in a broad range of market sectors, the focus is on financial services, life sciences, hotels and leisure, art and transport, aligning with the firm's strengths.

Main Responsibilities

  • Advising on all aspects of GDPR compliance, including drafting and reviewing data protection contracts, policies and notices; co–ordinating responses to data subject access requests and data breaches.
  • Advising on international data transfer safeguards and on innovative uses of personal data such as AI or automated decision–making; giving FOIA advice.
  • Managing junior team members, including three junior associates and a trainee
  • Developing own informal internal and external network of contacts
  • Conducting legal research using internal and external knowledge management resources

Attributes/Skills Required

  • Data protection experience should include detailed knowledge of, and ability to apply, the UK GDPR/Data Protection Act 2018, international data transfer restrictions and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.
  • Understanding of UK and EU regulation as they may affect data protection issues post–Brexit.
  • Ability to draft complex commercial agreements with minimal input from others
  • Experience of IT agreements (MSAs, software development agreements) and the Life Sciences industry would enhance the strength of an application
  • Ability to acquire, consolidate and apply fundamental and up–to–date knowledge of the law
  • Organised and able to work to strict deadlines with the ability to prioritise realistically

If you are interested in this position, and you meet the requirements of the role, please click 'apply now' to forward an up–to–date copy of your CV. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Kean Smith for a confidential discussion.

Our advertisements use salary and experience as a guide only. Interlink Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer.

Please Note: Due to the high volume of applications we are currently receiving we are unable to contact applicants who have been unsuccessful.

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