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Deputy Information Officer

Posted in MEDIA

A local company

Job Type

Full Time


South Africa

Description :

About Discovery

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.

About Discovery Bank

Discovery’s intention is to expand our business model into banking and to establish a brilliant, innovative full-service retail bank in South Africa. We have recently received our banking license and are now registered as Discovery Bank.

We are looking for smart, energetic, experienced and dynamic achievers who take initiative and ownership, are passionate about dazzling clients, and who thrive on constant challenges and high-speed change to join us on this journey.

We welcome inspired, positive and committed people to apply for jobs in Discovery Bank where you will be liberated to realise your full potential

If you have an entrepreneurial mind and appreciate calculated risks, then the Discovery environment will liberate you to realise your full potential.

Key Purpose

The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) and the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA) makes provision for the appointment and registration of a Deputy Information Officer in each business unit of an organisation.

The Deputy Information Officer is responsible for ensuring compliance with the provisions of the applicable legislation and regulations on behalf of Discovery Bank.

Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to

the encouragement of compliance by Discovery Bank with the conditions for lawful processing of personal information;

ensuring that internal awareness sessions regarding the provisions of POPIA and PAIA and codes of conduct are carried out by employees within Discovery Bank;

the development, implementation and monitoring the appropriate compliance framework ensuring data and information belonging to clients is processed internally in accordance with both POPI and PAIA;

dealing with requests for information made to Discovery Bank pursuant to POPIA and PAIA in conjunction with the Group Information Officer;

Working with the appropriate Business, Risk, IT and Information Security teams to ensure processes and systems that hold and/or process client data and information are secure and robust from a data protection perspective, including data sharing internally with Group companies or externally with e.g. 3rd party suppliers

working with the Bank Info Security, Risk and Compliance teams and, where appropriate, the Group Information Officer in relation to investigations in relation to Discovery Bank;

communication with the Information Regulator where necessary on matters related to information, privacy or access;

ensuring the documentation of processing activities regarding personal information processed within Discovery Bank;

conducting data privacy impact assessments when personal information is processed within the Discovery Bank to ensure adequate measures and standards exist to comply with conditions of lawful processing;

upon request by any person, provide copies of the Discovery Access to Information Manual to that person; and

submission of reports to the Group Information Officer regarding data subject access requests, assessments, complaints and breaches or such other information as may be required in terms of the applicable legislation.

Personal Attributes And Skills

Values driven.

Facilitation and conflict resolution capabilities, and builds working relationships.

Problem solving and analytical capabilities.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey technical detail in clear and concise manner.

Ability to work under time constraints with minimal supervision in an agile environment.

Knowledge of Banking products, processes and systems is an advantage.

Education And Experience

An appropriate Business or Business Science degree.

A good understanding of information technology

Professional certification in Information Privacy

Basic legal training is advantageous


The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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