Privacy Commissioner

Location
Bermuda
Salary
184,000 - 184,000 BMD per year +
Posted
04 Jun 2018
Closes
18 Jun 2018
Ref
3327016
Position/Level
Senior Management
Sector
Government
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English

Privacy Commissioner for Bermuda

PS47 - BD$184,062 (=US$ Equivalent)

In 2016 the Parliament of Bermuda passed the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). The Act comes into effect later this year and covers the use of all personal information in Bermuda (in both public and private sectors). The Act will help ensure that individuals have control over their information and how it is used. It will also play a major role in the development of Bermuda’s cybersecurity framework, and contributes towards the further development of a successful digital economy. 

The Government of Bermuda is now looking to appoint an independent Privacy Commissioner to ensure compliance with PIPA, and that the purposes of the Act are being achieved. The Privacy Commissioner will be responsible for undertaking reviews and investigations, providing reports and developing public awareness and guidance in relation to the rights of individuals, and the obligations of organisations, under PIPA. 

For this new and critically important role we need an outstanding individual. We need someone who has a comprehensive knowledge of data protection and privacy law and its operation as well as a strong familiarity with information and communication technologies and data processing methods and the privacy issues that can arise from their use.  

As well as these technical skills, you will also have the ability to command the respect of both local and international stakeholders, maintain appropriate networks and establish effective relationships and an appreciation for the complexities and sensitivities associated with being the first regulator of this kind in a small jurisdiction.  

The closing date is 2nd July 2018