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Senior Data Protection Manager


Job Summary

The role holder is responsible for the fulfillment of the local  regulatory tasks and duties specified in the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) and GDPR .This includes advising compliance with PDPA  and GDPR laws, acting as point of contact with the management, and deliver training to increase awareness of data protection matters. Within this role, the holder works with all lines of Business and reports typically to the Chief Compliance Officer.

Job Qualifications


Bachelors degree (or equivalent) and 6 or more years of experience in related field

Additional Requirements:

  • 5 years experience with data privacy
  • 5 years Insurance & Takaful industry expertise (preferred)
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written format in language(s) used by the supervisory authorities and the data subjects in geographic areas of responsibility
  • Capacity to fulfill the tasks of the Data Protection Officer & Contact and to avoid any conflicts of interest
  • Experience and confident in presenting to senior executive management, local executives committees (e.g. Audit, Risk), and /or local Boards of Directors
  • Expertise and solid knowledge in PDPA, European data protection laws and practices including in-depth understanding of GDPR
  • Strong project management skills
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work well both independently and as part of a team

Job Accountabilities - Key Accountabilities

  • Identify, evaluate and develop policies and procedures, standards, and guidelines on company data processing activities
  • Identify, evaluate and develop incident response and remediation procedure relating to Data Protection
  • Monitor Data Management procedures and compliance requirement with the Group level and company
  • Identify and evaluate the data processing activities of the legal entity
  • Inform and advise the controller or the processor and the employees who carry out processing of their obligations pursuant to PDPA and GDPR (if applicable)
  • Facilitate PDPA & GDPR compliance through transparent data protection policies, systems, and procedures
  • Advise business owner on how to conduct Privacy Impact Assessment and Data Protection Impact Assessments.
  • Review and monitor the quality on the Privacy Impact Assessment and Data Protection Impact Assessment

Job Functions

  • Act as point of contact for internal teams, local management team and external parties relating to Data Protection matters
  • Monitor compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) , EU and Member State data protection laws and internal policies & procedures in relation to the protection of personal data and non personal data related.
  • Monitor assignment of responsibilities, awareness-raising and staff training in relation to Data Protection matters.
  • Provide legal & regulatory advise in relation to Data Protection provided that no conflict of interest with his/her role as DPO exists.

Business Accountabilities

  • Model behaviors that demonstrate commitment to corporate values
  • Provide input into performance management discussions of project team members.
  • Coach and provide technical advice and counsel within and outside operating unit.
  • Provide guidance and support for team members (where applicable/required).
  • Take action to manage own personal development and encourage others to do the same.


Are you interested in working for a company that values its people and put's its customers and employees at the heart of everything we do? Are you looking for growth opportunities beyond simply a career? Then Zurich could be just the place for you!


Our people are the heart & soul of Zurich. Together we are committed to delivering on our purpose - Let’s Create a Brighter Future Together! 

Our ambition is to become one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world. To get there we hire and develop the best talent available. With Zurich, you can expect to work on challenges that will help you grow and to collaborate with a diverse and inclusive global team. 

People are Zurich’s most important asset. Their varied skills, perspectives and experiences drive innovation. And they reflect the breadth and diversity of our customers, suppliers, communities and investors around the world. We are committed to attracting and retaining talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Zurich does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by applicable law. 



  • Location(s):  MY - Kuala Lumpur 
  • Remote working:
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  • Recruiter name: Kaur Tarenjit
  • Closing date:

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