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About the Role

As Senior Data Privacy Advisor, youll be a subject matter expert with responsibility for providing advice on Data Protection, privacy and on associated legislation and the practical application to ASOS. Topics you will be dealing with include electronic marketing, cookies and advertising, compliance with data sharing best practice, de-identification, data minimisation, data protection contract clauses and data transfer mechanisms (including Model clauses/SCCs) and everything in between.

As an expert in this field you will need to be versatile, with experience in guiding and partnering with a wide variety of stakeholders from across ASOS business and at all levels of seniority. The role also involves providing day-to-day assistance to the junior members of the team.

This role is critical in helping ASOS meet the data protection requirements of our customers, employees and suppliers across the globe, requiring the ability to give commercial justification as well as legal advice on a range of subject matters, to operate comfortably and effectively across different jurisdictions, and to promptly identify risks and issues that need to be escalated within the company.

The role requires someone who is hands-on with a strong professional ethic and the energy, interest, and capability to switch between the broad range of subjects the Data Protection and Privacy team deal with. ASOS is fast paced, so all employees also need to be adaptable and be enthused and excited about whats around the corner for us.

Communication is key, as our team members continually build relationships at all levels across the business. To win your stakeholders over, youll need to speak their language and move as quickly as them. You will need the ability to make quick, confident decisions, always in the ASOS tone of voice, and youll be given the tools, guidance, and support to help with those decisions when you need it.

What You’ll be Doing

  • Provide subject matter expert advice on Data Protection and associated legislation, and the application to ASOS.
  • Assist with embedding policy and training in relation to Personal Data (PD) including, but not limited to, data subject rights, data retention, data sharing, and privacy by design and default.
  • Provide specialist input to contract negotiations with key customers and suppliers, including the ability to draft contract clauses on data protection matters.
  • Assist with identification and remediation of data incidents involving personal data.
  • Advise the business in relation to PD handling, data subject access requests and other requests for information or complaints involving personal data.
  • Input to new projects by conducting privacy impact assessments, data protection impact assessments and providing initial advice with input from relevant project team members and the Data Protection Officer.
  • Advise on ASOS marketing and third-party marketing initiatives, including those involving data sharing.
  • Review and update privacy notices.
  • Provide advice relating to data minimisation techniques and de-identification of personal data in large data sets.
  • Advising ASOS in relation to its broader data strategy.
  • As required, assisting the Compliance team with wider compliance responsibilities (including, but not limited to, Financial Crime, Sanctions Screening, Consumer Credit, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Code of Conduct, and Whistleblowing).
  • Supporting our culture by driving Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategies.


Company Description 

We’re ASOS. We blend our flair for fashion with our love of cutting- edge technology, but more importantly were interested in how we can bring the best out of you.

We exist to give people the confidence to be whoever they want to be, and that goes for our people too. At ASOS, you’re free to be your true self without judgment, and channel your creativity into a platform used by millions.

Through our Fashion with Integrity strategy we are driving diversity, equity and inclusion across every aspect of ASOS and ensuring every ASOSer can be their authentic self at work. We want our people to be whoever they want to be, because we believe people who bring their best selves to work, do their best work.


Job Qualifications 

Who Wed Like to Meet

Someone with:

  • Expertise in data protection laws and associated legislation, with experience working in similar environments to ASOS and/or transferable skills from other businesses.
  • Legal qualification (job title will reflect this as Legal Counsel) or Data Privacy qualification (IAPP/ Practitioner certificate) desirable but not required.
  • A good understanding of contract negotiations and drafting ability.
  • A good awareness of international data protection, privacy and marketing legislation that impacts ASOS.
  • Experience undertaking risk-based privacy impact assessments, developing proportionate remediation plans and providing advice to the business.
  • Appreciation of retail business processes and risks.
  • Experience in a financial or payment-related business would be beneficial but is not a requirement..
  • Knowledge of broader Compliance requirements (for example Financial Crime, Sanctions Screening, Consumer Credit, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Code of Conduct, and Whistleblowing) is desirable but not essential.
  • A get up and go attitude someone who takes the initiative, is self-motivated and driven; someone with high energy and enthusiasm.
  • Comfortable in a team with a very broad range of specialisms and responsibilities.
  • Proven ability to understand and provide incisive, reliable and commercially sound advice and solutions on complex business issues.
  • Ability to input and deliver a data protection/privacy compliance programme.


Additional Info 

Whats in it for you?

  • Employee discount (hello ASOS discount!)
  • ASOS Develops (personal development opportunities across the business)
  • Employee sample sales
  • Access to a huge range of LinkedIn learning materials
  • 25 days paid annual leave + an extra celebration day
  • Discretionary performance related bonus scheme
  • Private medical care scheme
  • Flexible benefits allowance – which you can choose to take as extra cash, or use towards other benefits

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