Interim Privacy Advisor

Competitive Daily Rate

Malmesbury / London


Working as part of the Global Privacy Team in Dyson Legal, you will be working across the Commercial functions to ensure that ‘privacy by design’ principles are embedded into systems and processes for data collection and use by providing support to projects and processes that enable marketing and analytics.

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology).

The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Nearly 2,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. In 2017, our HQ will double its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

Dyson learnt an early lesson in the value of legal might, winning a gruelling battle against Hoover when it infringed our early cyclone technology patents. Our in-house legal teams have been at the forefront of Dyson ever since. From the information security experts and IP teams doggedly protecting our ideas. To the commercial lawyers and procurement specialists who solve our toughest business challenges across the world. 


  • Educate, influence and support Commercial stakeholders to ensure their awareness of privacy and data protection including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Work with commercial teams to ensure that privacy requirements are embedded ‘by design’ into systems and processes that use personal identifiable information (PII)
  • Participate in the campaign management process for marketing providing validation and sign-off of consent agreements and use of data to support marketing campaigns
  • Provide ‘subject matter expert’ support to transformation and change projects that affect PII
  • Maintain awareness of changes to legislation, emergence of case law and other areas relevant to privacy and data protection that affect commercial and IT and product communications and briefing materials to share this awareness with key stakeholders
  • Provide oversight and validation of data transfer agreements, including where data is transferred or shared with a third party, for commercial
  • Report and escalate privacy risk arising from ‘business change’ that affects personal identifiable information handled by commercial
  • Support commercial in the resolution and response to any incident affecting personal identifiable information


  • Must have detailed knowledge of privacy and data protection, ideally in a global or multi-national business
  • Must have experience working with IT and commercial functions and a working knowledge of ‘big data’ concepts and associated processes
  • Must be flexible, pragmatic and an excellent communicator

Benefits Overview


Posted: 2-Aug-2017

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