Data Specialist, Information Governance - Level 5

  • London, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Fascinated by the future and captivated by technology?

Smart, driven and want to make a difference in the world?

You'll fit right in.

Join a diverse team at Visa, where your individuality fits right in. We can provide the opportunity to shape the payments experience globally. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.

Think you know us?

Our mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network that enables individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.

Individuality fuels our brand and our global team we're proud that we are a talented team of 15,000 individuals with unique backgrounds, perspectives and experiences. Therefore, we understand that you are much more than your day job. We encourage quality of life outside of the office, whether it's taking advantage of agile work schedules or our wellness programs, Visa respects and encourages meaningful work/life balance for everyone. In addition, we offer market leading salary and have a fantastic benefits offering.

So, if you're not satisfied with the status quo, we can satisfy your desire to explore new territory, giving you the runway to really make an impact, whilst connecting you with teams around the world in a truly inclusive culture that celebrates our uniqueness.

Job Description

If you think you could support Visa as a Data Specialist, Information Governance, we want to hear from you – together, let’s make Visa a great place to work.

The Data Specialist, Information Governance will be a member of Visa’s Global Privacy Office. Reporting to the Head of European Privacy, you will assist in developing a long-term information governance strategy and be responsible for specific strategic and tactical initiatives.  Additionally, you will be responsible for providing day-to-day privacy and information governance support to a cross-functional group of stakeholders driving Visa’s business growth and innovation strategy.


  • Maintain procedures for PIAs/ DPIAs; act as privacy partner for PIAs/ DPIAs; risk assess PIAs/ DPIAs

  • Collaborate in development and maintenance of data inventory, mapping procedures and artifacts

  • Collaborate in development and maintenance of rules for sharing data including among Visa teams and 3rd parties

  • Collaborate in development and maintenance of data usage rules for internal staff including who has access to PI, how PI is accessed, and exceptions (e.g., least privilege)

  • Develop Privacy-by-Design (PbD) education and guidance; embedding PbD into the Development Process

  • Design and implement privacy engineering program, aligning with security architects


What we’re after…

  • Bachelor’s degree (and advanced degree preferred) in Business, Marketing, Public Policy, Political Science, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field from an accredited college/university with strong academic credentials - equivalent professional experience accepted, too. 

  • Mid level of work experience in Information Security, Big Data, Legal, Risk, Compliance and/or related field. Experience with implementing controls in product development or technical design preferred.

  • CIPP/CIPT/CIPM Certification or similar strongly preferred


Think you have what it takes?

If you are interested in a career that will challenge and inspire you – we’d love to hear from you!


Additional Information

Diversity & Inclusion

Universal acceptance for everyone, everywhere, is not only our brand promise, it's the foundation of our company culture. We foster a feeling of connectedness in the workplace, support diversity of thought, culture and background, fight for important initiatives like Equal Pay and actively work to eliminate unconscious biases that hold us all back.

By leveraging the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our worldwide teams, Visa is a better place to work and a better business partner to our clients.

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