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Senior Privacy Analyst

Date: 01-Mar-2023

Location: Sydney (Macquarie Park HQ), Australia

Company: Singtel Group

Privacy is a critical area of focus at Optus. This role will contribute to the development of Optus' sustainable and repeatable privacy program, helping respond to regulators orders and build confidence amongst consumers and stakeholders.


You will be a trusted advisor and partner to the business, providing specialist expertise towards commercial and operational decision making and ensuring the organisation meets its obligations under the Privacy Act and the relevant sections of the Telecommunications Act and the Telecommunications Interception Act.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting privacy impact assessments and making recommendations on matters relating to complex privacy issues such as: biometrics, automation, digitisation, artificial intelligence, data analytics and other complex and multi-jurisdictional issues;
  • Advising on privacy law and regulatory reforms and assisting the business in implementing processes to ensure their compliance with these new laws and regulations;
  • advising on Optus’ privacy incidents. This will see you support the management of complex and high risk issues, helping to ensure that these issues are contained, prevention recommendations met, incident register kept accurate and incidents managed in accordance with the legal requirements of the data breach notification laws;
  • helping run the Privacy Dropbox, including managing the tracking and reporting of potential issues with the aim of ensuring Optus remains compliant with its privacy obligations and its reputation is maintained.


You will (have some of the following):

  • Proven experience, ideally in a privacy, compliance/regulatory or legal role;
  • A strong strategic problem solver with commercial acumen and sound judgement;
  • Proven experience to deal with complex and high-profile privacy issues;
  • Previous exposure to project management or change management would be useful, but not mandatory. 



So, Why Optus?

Our vision is to be Australia’s most loved everyday brand with lasting customer relationships, and we’ll achieve this by creating Unique customer connections and by being Digital everywhere, delivered by our Amazing people.


We see ourselves leading Australia in outstanding customer experience. In striving to achieve this, five core values guide us. These are- customer service, our challenger spirit, teamwork, integrity and personal excellence. We've put a lot of investment behind innovation and would love to work with people who provide ideas that differentiate, disrupt and deliver amazing services for our customers.


In addition, we offer-

  • A competitive remuneration package with STI benefits
  • Flexible work arrangements with a blended working model.
  • Up to five days of volunteer leave per year
  • Discounts with over 400 companies Australia wide (Technology, Retail, Home, Fashion and more!), including competitive Optus employee benefits!
  • Onsite facilities at Macquarie Park such as a Gym, GP, Mini-Mart, Cafes, Restaurants, post office, tennis courts
  • Private bus service to and from Campus to Epping and Wynyard stations.


It starts with Yes!


To find out more about our culture at Optus, go behind the scenes with our people by searching #OptusLife on LinkedIn.


Please no recruitment agencies, we’ll be managing this role in-house. Any resumes submitted outside of our process will be deemed the sole property of Optus.


As a provider of essential services across Australia, Optus has a critical role in the community through keeping our customers connected to the people they love and the things that matter. We have a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and also require vaccination to enter our workplaces. Please speak to us if you have any questions about this policy or how it impacts you, including any concerns you might have about meeting this requirement.