2018 GDPR Salary Guide

Aldagh McDonogh 11.01.2018

The 2018 GDPR salary guide for roles in privacy, security, HR, project management and change management.

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Commentary on GDPR Roles and Remuneration in Ireland for 2018

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to protect individuals' personal data. It has new requirements for data collection and processing that in some cases include hiring dedicated data protection specialists to safeguard personal information for employees and professional job seekers. Those requirements must be met by the looming deadline of May 2018.

Indigenous enterprises and SMEs are becoming increasingly aware of the necessity to upskill and/or hire into this area. The regulation imposed on businesses within the financial services and professional services organisations means they are more advanced on their GDPR journey. In view of the scarcity of data protection professionals on the market, an essential requirement in the new regulation, many companies are promoting or transferring current employees into roles internally as they are more likely to have an awareness of data processing points within the business.

No doubt, gearing up for the GDPR is a priority for many organisations in the EU and around the world, and it will not be without its challenges. An estimated EU current shortfall of 20,000 professionals is suggested.  Below is a sample of just some of the current job titles that could relate to GDPR.

  • Data Protection Officer / Manager / Co-ordinator
  • Privacy Officer / Manager / Co-ordinator
  • Privacy Counsel
  • Privacy Lawyer
  • Compliance Manager, GDPR
  • GDPR Project Manager
  • GDPR Programme Manager
  • Senior Cyber Risk Advisor
  • Lead Data Protection adviser
  • Records & Information Compliance Manager
  • Programme Director / Manager; CDPO
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Consultant
  • Lead Data Protection and Privacy Counsel
  • Privacy Risk Officer

IAPP /McKinley in Partnership

We are delighted to announce our partnership with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community. The aim of this partnership is to support and develop a community of qualified privacy professionals. There is already an estimated shortage of 20,000 qualified DPOs in the EU and this demand is predicted to rise in the coming years.  The term ‘privacy professional’ should be broadly interpreted as data protection programmes truly are a team effort. Data-driven organisations are actively searching for DPOs but also project and change managers, business analysts and compliance officers with a level of data protection knowledge.

Upskilling with the IAPP, the most internationally recognised accreditation in the privacy world, allows professionals in a range of disciplines enhance their experience. Morgan McKinley, in choosing to partner with the IAPP are supporting professionals who are looking to future proof their career with a qualified in-demand skill set.

Our aim, in acting as a Career Ally across our core areas of expertise is to support the demand for this future talent, by providing professionals with an accredited qualification. Equally it will create a greater pool of professionals to allow organisations a greater choice of prospective, available talent to choose from.

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