Privacy Expert

Open for Employee Referral
Starting date: 
As soon as possible

The Central European University Private University in Vienna (CEU PU) invites applications for a Privacy Expert position.
Central European University is an undergraduate- and graduate-level university where faculty and students from more than 100 countries come to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of society’s most vexing problems.

Main tasks
Working in close cooperation with/under the instruction of CEU’s General Counsel in the following matters:

  • Providing subject matter expertise in the understanding of EU privacy laws that impact CEU PU operations.
  • Providing expert guidance and advice to colleagues with regards to personal data processing and contracting, privacy impact assessments, regulatory investigations, employee data management, etc.
  • Maintaining incident management records and reporting data breaches to local authorities.
  • Developing privacy notices, guidelines, processes, trainings and controls.
  • Assessing, discussing, mitigating, and documenting the privacy impacts of new processes, as well as cooperating with stakeholders to achieve the desired level of privacy compliance.
  • Supporting the effective implementation of CEU PU’s Data Protection Policy.
  • Guaranteeing that CEU PU’s processes follow all the relevant privacy related internal and external rules and regulations (including laws, agreements, policies and other guidelines).
  • Raising privacy awareness, regularly consult, educate and coach stakeholders on the latest external and internal regulations and processes.


  • Austrian university degree in law, bar exam is an advantage
  • 5+ years post-graduation work experience gained at a recognized international law firm and/or as an in-house lawyer/privacy expert at a multinational company/international environment,
  • Austrian DPO qualification is an advantage,
  • Full proficiency in written and spoken legal English and German,
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Superior aptitude for developing working relationships with a broad range of professionals and stakeholders at multiple levels,
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a larger legal team,
  • Hard working with creative problem-solving skills, and ability to meet the challenges within a complex academic environment.
  • Proven ability to meet strict deadlines with competing demands and coping with a high workload.

The annual gross salary starts at 60,000 EUR. with the possibility of additional remuneration based on qualifications and experience.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV
  • Cover letter describing their experience in the required fields
  • Contact information for two referees.

Please send your complete application package to - including job code in subject line: 2021/080.

Employee Referral Program application:

If one of our employees has drawn your attention to this job opportunity, please apply via this email address, and mention our colleague in the cover letter:  - including job code in the subject line: 2021/080.

Central European University does not discriminate on the basis of—including, but not limited to—race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender and sexual orientation in administering its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is accredited in the United States, Austria and Hungary. CEU's mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies. CEU offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of resident faculty from over 50 countries and prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

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CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

The privacy of your personal information is very important to us. We collect, use, and store your personal information in accordance with the requirements of the applicable data privacy rules, including specifically the General Data Protection Regulation. To learn more about how we manage your personal data during the recruitment process, please see our Privacy Notice at: (Hungary: Közép-európai Egyetem, Central European University) or (Austria: Central European University, CEU Central European University Private University).