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Director of Privacy and Assurance



Melbourne VIC, Australia
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

About Auror

At Auror, we’re empowering the retail industry to tackle theft and Organised Retail Crime, a $150 Billion problem globally. It’s high volume crime that’s increasingly organised in nature and is putting people, retailers, and communities at risk every day.

Founded in New Zealand 11 years ago, we’re working with some of the best and largest retailers in the world across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.

Auror is connecting people and intelligence to reduce crime. We’re using technology for good.

In partnership with our leading retail partners, we need people with the passion, determination, and innovation required to overcome one of the world's largest problems. If you’re looking to make a difference with and for the people dedicated to stopping crime, for good, then we want you on our team.

The Role

As our Director of Privacy and Assurance, based in Australia but with a global outlook, you’ll bring the following skills and experience:

  • Detailed understanding of Australian general privacy principles, concepts and frameworks (Federal and State).
  • Ability to upskill on international privacy regimes (e.g. GDPR).
  • Issue identification - ability to conduct risk assessments and convert these into actionable plans.
  • Experience in compliance programmes and projects, including working across processes, policies and products.
  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly, to non-legal stakeholders, including confidently presenting those issues to senior management.
  • Understanding and experience of engaging with public sector and external stakeholders concerning data and privacy.

Practically, this will involve:

The Privacy and Assurance Lead will be responsible for ensuring Auror remains at the forefront of best practice concerning data and privacy practices, in primarily three ways:

  • Internal - working across product and policy teams to ensure external best practice in privacy and data protection is both championed internally and is reflected in product and policies through effective project management. This will also include building capacity on Australiana and international privacy regimes and emerging issues/trends.
  • External - Ensuring Auror is up to date on and engaging in relevant international privacy and data protection regimes. This includes supporting internal stakeholders for relevant external engagements (customer, regulator, industry), recommending industry associations and engagement opportunities.
  • Hybrid - Shaping the internal and external elements of privacy best practice and product development into tangible materials and outward facing collateral to develop assurance assets.

You’ll be reporting to:

Nick McDonnell, Senior Director of Trust & Safety and Global Public Policy

I recently joined Auror after 5 years working across technology policy for one of the world’s largest companies, focusing on Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. I’ve also worked in aviation and public policy in large corporations in different countries. I enjoy complex problem solving and the intersection between government, politics and society - and pushing the boundaries - hence my passion for the mission Auror has in solving and preventing crime. I live in Sydney with my wife and young son. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickjmcdonnell/