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Data protection specialists (m/f)

Your data protection expertise. Our global impact.
Your EU Career. Our European Union.

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The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) is looking for highly-talented data protection specialists with expertise and professional experience in the field of data protection in public administration.

The EDPS is an independent supervisory authority with the task of ensuring that the European Union institutions and bodies respect the right to privacy when they process personal data or develop new policies.  We are based in Brussels but our work extends throughout Europe and the world.

Working for the EDPS, data protection specialists will be preparing reports, opinions and decisions with a view to ensuring that the fundamental right to the protection of personal information is respected by the European institutions and bodies, for example, by supervising the processing (collection, use, transfer, etc.) of personal information by the EU administration, as well as ensuring that data protection safeguards are incorporated in EU legislation and policies, whenever relevant.

Not only will you be helping to safeguard the right to data privacy for more than 500 million citizens you will also play a part in shaping Europe's Data protection Policy for the future. This means getting your hands on some of the most challenging issues and the most rewarding opportunities out there. If you want a truly exciting job where you can make a real difference, then this is your chance to build your career in a multi-national environment at the very heart of the EU.

To join us, you will need a degree in law or in another field if accompanied by certified training in data protection (IAPP, EIPA, GDD or equivalent). You should have at least three years' professional experience in the legal field of which at least half must have been primarily focused on data protection in public administration.

To work for the EDPS you need to be a European citizen and have a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the EU plus a satisfactory knowledge of English, French or German.

The indicative basic monthly salaries for this profile (grade AD6) is EUR € 4.960. The European institutions have their own social security and pension scheme. In addition to the basic salary, you may be entitled to various allowances (expatriation, household, dependent child and education).


You can apply from: 06 November to 9 december 2014, 12.00 midday (Brussels time).

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