Head of Data Protection - Hamburg or Remote


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Management / Consulting

We are looking for a motivated and experienced Head of Data Protection who will lead our global Data Protection team.

Your responsibilities:

  • Leading the international network of external Data Protection Officers within Europe including disciplinary lead of the central data protection team (2 team members)
  • Act as Data Protection Officer for the German HQ
  • Monitor and own the data protection management system within the whole group of companies
  • Identify and evaluate the company’s data processing activities
  • Act as first point of contact for data subjects and supervisory authority
  • Provide advice and instructions on how to conduct Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)
  • Provide advice on potential data protection issues of new group wide services and processes to ensure privacy by design at all levels
  • Maintain central records of processing activities and list of processors, joint controllers and independent controllers
  • Working closely with the customer care team to ensure we address all requests from data subjects within legal timeframes
  • Draft, review and negotiate Data Protection Agreements (DPA) with processors, independent and/or joint controllers including Standard Contractual Clauses
  • Write and update data protection policies
  • Perform audits and determine whether we need to alter our procedures to comply with regulations
  • Follow up with changes in law and issue recommendations to ensure compliance
  • Lead on local data protection projects in international jurisdictions
  • Regular reporting to the central management board and alignment with local general managers on level of data protection compliance
  • Train respective functions in data protection matters

Your Profile:

  • Legal professional (LL.M., state examination or equivalent degree in business law, media law etc.) with at least 5 to 7 years’ experience in a similar position with focus on data protection
  • Strong analytical skills in order to advise on diverse ranges of complex data processing activities and
  • Provide pragmatic and creative solutions
  • od understanding of economic interdependencies
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects in a structured and easily understandable way
  • Process-oriented and independent work style
  • Team player
  • Fluent in German, English and ideally another language (writing and presenting)

Diversity and inclusion:

At FREE NOW, we commit to being an equal opportunity employer. We consider qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age. We celebrate diversity and have a clear vision: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and do their best work. Together with passionate, creative and collaborative colleagues, we are following our purpose of making mobility available for everyone.

Move like you

At FREE NOW we have colleagues from over 70 nations! We value open communication and welcome everyone as they are. We are all one team and follow the same goals – that’s why we share our insights and results to get on track together every month.
Your wellness and work-life balance matters to us. We offer trust-based and flexible working hours as well as the option to work from home. In the office, you can enjoy our free drinks and daily fresh fruit. Do you like to be active? Take part in our subsidized gym membership. Bigger plans? Take a sabbatical leave and get out there!
Let’s grow together! We believe in a transparent career growth plan, quarterly development sessions with your team lead as well as regular 1:1s to help you thrive! For your own ideas, you’re welcome to set up initiatives and projects.
Need a lift? Check out our language classes and internal peer-to-peer trainings.
More Benefits? Monthly budget for FREE NOW rides, quarterly team events, company-wide onboarding days at our HQ in Hamburg, relocation assistance for internationals, birthday-off, referral program, kudos, and many more!


FREE NOW is the multi-service mobility joint venture backed by BMW Group and Daimler AG. Next to ride hailing, FREE NOW also offers micro-mobility services such as e-scooters, e-bikes, e-vespas as well as car sharing. It consists of the services FREE NOW (10 European markets) and Βeat (5 Latin American and 1 European market). Summed up, those services currently attract 50 million users in 16 markets and more than 150 cities. FREE NOW is therefore the biggest multi-service mobility provider in Europe and the fastest-growing ride-hailer in Latin America. FREE NOW works with various third party providers to offer their customers an even wider range of options to get from A to B. In total, around 2,000 employees in around 35 offices work for the services of FREE NOW, which is led by CEO Marc Berg.