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Director, Data Privacy


Job Description

  • Data is our business, protecting it is paramount. The Director-Data Privacy will be part of the Global Data Privacy and Protection team and provide privacy support and subject matter expertise on privacy, data protection, and data governance issues as they relate to the evaluation of business initiatives, processes, and applications within Equifax. The position will help plan, develop, and implement corporate privacy initiatives, partnering with Security, Technology, Legal, and other stakeholders. This position will manage individual project priorities, deadlines and deliverables.

  • The Director-Data Privacy will be a versatile team player, display leadership qualities, and be enthusiastic in addressing new challenges as we continue to mature our data privacy and protection program and embed privacy by design principles into Equifax operations.


Job Responsibilities 

  • Duties may include:

    • Work closely with stakeholders to identify gaps in privacy implementation across regions and business units

    • Serve as a subject matter expert for corporate data privacy consultations and exceptions

    • Facilitate the privacy impact assessment process

    • Work closely with stakeholders to embed privacy by design principles

    • Adapt privacy controls for the Equifax business practices, identifying control owners and establishing processes to monitor and test control effectiveness

    • Serve as the subject matter expert on data classification consultations and exceptions

    • Research and respond to privacy-related questionnaires and requests for onsite audits

    • Raise privacy awareness and acumen

    • Maintain visibility into corporate privacy issues, including US and international privacy laws and regulations and their impacts on Equifax’s business

  • Skills/Experience 

    • Two (2) years minimum of data privacy, data protection, or data governance experience, preferably in the financial services industry

    • In-depth understanding of privacy policies, principles, and technologies; as well as familiarity with privacy control frameworks

    • Ability to build rapport with business units to identify privacy risks/trends and stay abreast of new products/initiatives

    • Experience interpreting privacy regulations

    • Experience or familiarity with conducting privacy risk assessments, including privacy impact assessments, in diverse operational environments

    • Strong project management and coordination skills with proven ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and manage multiple projects

    • Demonstrated leadership and partnering skills, plus excellent verbal and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical partners, with focus on informing, influencing and relationship building

We offer comprehensive compensation and healthcare packages, 401k matching, paid time off, and organizational growth potential through our online learning platform with guided career tracks.


Are you ready to power your possible?  Apply today, and get started on a path toward an exciting new career at Equifax, where you can make a difference!


Equifax is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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