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Privacy Specialist



Oakville, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023
Who we are:
Geotab ® is a global leader in IoT and connected transportation and certified “Great Place to Work.” We are a company of diverse and talented individuals who work together to help businesses grow and succeed, and increase the safety and sustainability of our communities.
Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Geotab Marketplace ®, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes.
Our team is growing and we’re looking for people who follow their passion, think differently and want to make an impact. Ours is a fast paced, ever changing environment. Geotabbers accept that challenge and are willing to take on new tasks and activities - ones that may not always be described in the initial job description. Join us for a fulfilling career with opportunities to innovate, great benefits, and our fun and inclusive work culture. Reach your full potential with Geotab. To see what it’s like to be a Geotabber, check out our blog and follow us @InsideGeotab on Instagram. Join our talent network to learn more about job opportunities and company news.
Who you are:
We are always looking for amazing talent who can contribute to our growth and deliver results! Geotab is seeking a Privacy Specialist who will be responsible for supporting the operationalization of the Privacy Program throughout the organization. If you love technology, and are keen to join an industry leader — we would love to hear from you!
What you’ll do:
As a Privacy Specialist you will be responsible for serving as a privacy subject matter expert and conducting privacy impact assessments to identify risk and remediation activities. You will be supporting various business teams through the design of processes to ensure compliance with privacy regulations globally. You will need to work closely with Geotab’s Legal and Security teams, along with building relationships with key business stakeholders.

How you’ll make an impact:

  • Administer, implement and ensure compliance to data governance frameworks, policies, and standards.
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert for Privacy Operational compliance and provide insight and guidance to employees and/or customers.
  • Liaise with Legal, Security, Operations and Application Development teams across the enterprise to identify areas of risk regarding privacy, develop solutions and drive to completion.
  • Assess privacy impact of solutions/programs being delivered by the department.
  • Conduct privacy impact assessments to evaluate the impact of data processing activities and provide recommendations for mitigating risks.
  • Liaise with the appropriate owners of data sources to identify and resolve data privacy issues.
  • Contribute to Geotab's thought leadership in the data privacy, data ethics, and governance space.
  • Strong understanding around the importance of data privacy and how to ensure that it remains safe.
  • Identify opportunities to innovate and create better processes.
  • Remain current on the latest trends and best practices for data privacy.
  • Lead all project and report phases.
  • Assist with other team projects/tasks as needed.
  • Assist employees with questions and guide them on departmental processes.
  • Support Geotab global strategic initiatives.
  • Contribute to Geotab's thought leadership in the data privacy, data ethics, and governance space.
  • Strong understanding around the importance of data privacy and how to ensure that it remains safe.

What you’ll bring to this role:

  • 3-5 years experience working as a Privacy Specialist, or a similar role.
  • Deep understanding of data privacy principles, regulations, and best practices.
  • Prior experience working in a highly technical environment.
  • Experience working with Privacy legislation - specifically, PIPEDA, and GDPR.
  • High accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Highly organized, self driven and able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship building skills.
  • Strong team player with the ability to engage with all levels of the organization.
  • Technical competence using software programs, including but not limited to, Google Suite for business (Sheets, Docs, Drawings, Slides).
  • Experience with creating data and process flow diagrams.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and comfortable in a flat organization.
  • Post-secondary Degree/Diploma in information management, data science, law, privacy or related field.
  • Professional Certification in IAPP Data Privacy designation preferred.
If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role! Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply.
Please note: Geotab does not accept agency resumes and is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Please do not forward resumes to Geotab employees.
Why job seekers choose Geotab:
Work from home and flex work arrangements
Home office reimbursement program
Baby bonus & parental leave top up program
Online learning and networking opportunities
Electric vehicle purchase incentive program
Competitive medical and dental benefits
Retirement savings program
*The above are offered to full-time permanent employees only
How we work:
At Geotab, we have adopted a flexible first working model in that we have systems, functions, programs and policies in place to support both in-person and virtual work. However, you are welcomed and encouraged to come into our beautiful, safe, clean offices as often as you like. When working from home, you are required to have a reliable internet connection with at least 50mb DL/10mb UL. Virtual work is supported with cloud-based applications, collaboration tools and asynchronous working. The health and safety of employees are a top priority. We encourage work-life balance and keep the Geotab culture going strong with online social events, chat rooms and gatherings. Join us and help reshape the future of technology!
We believe that ensuring diversity is fundamental to our future growth and progress and is an integral part of our business. We believe that success happens where new ideas can flourish – in an environment that is rich in diversity and a place where people from various backgrounds can work together. Geotab encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. We will ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account as part of performance management, career development, training and redeployment processes. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information about our diversity and inclusion as well as accommodation policies and practices, please contact us at Click here to learn more about what happens with your personal data.