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Data Protection Officer at Remote, Remote

  • Entry Level
  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Remote

Website Remote


Job Title: Data Protection Officer

About Remote

Remote is solving global remote organizations’ biggest challenge: employing anyone anywhere compliantly. We make it possible for businesses big and small to employ a global team by handling global payroll, benefits, taxes, and compliance. Check out to learn more or if you’re interested in adding to the mission, scroll down to apply now.

Please take a look at to learn more about our culture and what it is like to work here. Not only do we encourage folks from all ethnic groups, genders, sexualities, ages, and abilities to apply, but we prioritize a sense of belonging. You can check out independent reviews by other candidates on Glassdoor or look up the results of our candidate surveys to see how others feel about working and interviewing here.

All of our positions are fully remote. You do not have to relocate to join us!

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) shall assist the company (the “Company”) in meeting its obligations under the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection laws. The DPO will monitor compliance and data practices internally to ensure the business and its functions comply with the applicable requirements under the GDPR and data protection laws. The DPO will be responsible for staff training, data protection impact assessments, and internal audits. The DPO will also serve as the primary contact for supervisory authorities and individuals whose data is processed by the organization.

In this role, the DPO shall work closely with the Legal, Compliance, and Information Security functions to develop and monitor policies and standards applicable to the business and in compliance with data protection laws. Duties will include:

What this job can offer you

Remote is simplifying how companies find, employ, manage, and pay global talent. Remote closes the gap by enabling employers to hire anyone from anywhere, providing access to opportunities so people everywhere can build better lives.

The legal team plays a critical role as Remote grows, embedded throughout the company and looking after areas ranging from employment law compliance and data protection to creating contract templates for use by Remote’s customers, guiding as the company enters new countries, and advising on legal matters related to new products and services.

What you bring

  • Experience working in data protection compliance or a related field
  • Experience with the second line of defense functions, such as legal, compliance, risk, or audit
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and management skills
  • Expertise in European data protection laws and practices including an in-depth understanding of GDPR and the management of personal, sensitive, and confidential information
  • Deep understanding of computer security systems and data security
  • Independent thinker with a compliance mindset
  • Writes and speaks fluent English
  • It’s not required to have experience working remotely but considered a plus

Job Responsibilities

  • Implementing measures and a privacy governance framework to manage data use in compliance with the law, including developing templates for data collection, assisting with data mapping, and vendor management reviews
  • Working with key internal stakeholders in the review of projects and related data to ensure compliance with local data privacy laws, and where necessary, complete and advise on privacy impact assessments
  • Serving as the primary point of contact and liaison for the Lead Supervisory Authority and other EEA Data Protection Authorities on all data protection-related matters under data protection laws
  • Serving as the primary point of contact for queries in the business
  • Overseeing vendor contracts and consents needed to implement projects in partnership with the firm’s Procurement and Information Security functions, and ensuring filing requirements with local regulators are achieved
  • Managing and conducting ongoing reviews of the Company’s privacy governance framework
  • Maintaining records of processing and documenting activities carried out by the Company
  • Monitoring changes to local and international privacy laws and making recommendations to the business when appropriate
  • Setting standards and reviewing policies and procedures globally that meet the requirements under data protection laws and any localization requirements in countries of operation
  • Developing and delivering privacy training to various business functions
  • Developing strategies and initiatives to ensure engagement with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Coordinating and conducting data privacy audits
  • Collaborating with the Information Security function to raise employee awareness of data privacy and security issues, and providing training on the subject matter
  • Collaborating with the Information Security function to maintain records of all data assets and exports, and maintaining a data security incident management plan to ensure timely remediation of incidents including impact assessments, security breach response, complaints, claims or notifications, and responding to subject access requests (SARs)
  • Ensuring that the Company’s IT systems and procedures comply with all relevant data privacy and protection laws, regulations, and policies (including about the retention and destruction of data)
  • Working with in-house lawyers, where necessary, outside counsel to help advise on local data privacy law issues
  • Promoting effective work practices and promoting a culture of privacy
  • Being impartial and ethical, and reporting any failure to comply with GDPR or applicable data protection rules


  • You’ll report to: General Counsel
  • Direct reports: N/A
  • Team: Legal – Privacy
  • Location: EU and UK
  • Start date: As soon as possible

Remote Compensation Philosophy

Remote’s Total Rewards philosophy is to ensure fair, unbiased compensation and fair equity pay along with competitive benefits in all locations in which we operate. We do not agree to or encourage cheap labor practices and therefore we ensure to pay above in-location rates. We hope to inspire other companies to support global talent hiring and bring local wealth to developing countries.

At first glance our salary bands seem quite wide – here is some context. At Remote we have international operations and a globally distributed workforce. We use geo ranges to consider geographic pay differentials as part of our global compensation strategy to remain competitive in various markets while we hiring globally.

The base salary range for this full-time position is between 129,900$ USD to 219,250$ USD. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location, and our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay for the successful candidate in this role is dependent upon many factors such as location, transferable or job-related skills, work experience, relevant training, business needs, and market demands. The base salary range may be subject to change.

Application process

Roughly 6 hours across 6 weeks

  1. Interview with a recruiter
  2. Interview with one of the managing counsels
  3. Short take-home exercise
  4. Executive interview
  5. Prior employment verification check



Our full benefits & perks are explained in our handbook at As a global company, each country works differently, but some benefits/perks are for all Remoters:
  • work from anywhere
  • unlimited personal time off (minimum 4 weeks)
  • quarterly company-wide day off for self-care
  • flexible working hours (we are async)
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave
  • mental health support services
  • stock options
  • learning budget
  • home office budget & IT equipment
  • budget for local in-person social events or co-working spaces

How you’ll plan your day (and life)

We work async at Remote which means you can plan your schedule around your life (and not around meetings). Read more at

You will be empowered to take ownership and be proactive. When in doubt you will default to action instead of waiting. Your life-work balance is important and you will be encouraged to put yourself and your family first, and fit work around your needs.

If that sounds like something you want, apply now!

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