Legal Dublin, Ireland

Data Protection Specialist

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands –, KAYAK, priceline,,, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world.

Booking Holdings Financial Services (hereinafter “BHFS”) is based in Dublin, Ireland and provides financial services in the form of payment services and e-money products across all the brands. BHFS is committed to conducting its business in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines, with integrity and to the highest ethical standards.

Job Overview

The Data Protection Specialist will support the Data Protection Officer in overseeing BHFS’s data privacy programme and its implementation to ensure compliance with Global Data Protection requirements. They will assist in all issues relating to the protection of personal data including the maintenance of Personal Data Inventories, advising on Data Privacy Impact Assessments, Data Rights Requests and Privacy Notices.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Deputise for the Data Protection Officer

  • Inform and advise the company and its employees of their obligations under data protection law

  • Provide advice where a DPIA has been carried out and monitor its performance

  • Act as a contact point for requests from individuals regarding the processing of their personal data and with exercising their rights

  • Cooperate with Data Protection Authorities and act as a contact point for the resolution of issues

  • Maintain comprehensive records of processing activities conducted by the company, including the purposes of processing activities, which can be published upon request

  • Collaborate with teams within BHFS and across the Booking Holdings brands to ensure data privacy compliance objectives are delivered

  • Monitor effectiveness of data privacy controls, including data inventory, data privacy by design, third party assurance, data transfers, data rights request responses and privacy enhanced technologies


  • Undergraduate or Post graduate preferably in a legal or information security topic*

  • Privacy or similar Security accreditations (CIPP, CIPM, CISSP, CISM)

Relevant Job Experience

  • Broad (3 – 5 years’ minimum) experience in privacy / data protection, including delivery of Data Privacy Impact Assessments, Data Rights Requests, Data Inventory maintenance and Incident Management

  • Strong understanding of global data protection law and a complete understanding of IT infrastructure, technology and organizational structures

Requirements of Special Knowledge/Skills

  • A clear thinker and problem solver, able to translate business needs into pragmatic solutions and implement them

  • Detailed oriented approach in recommending and implementing improvements on a range of data privacy and protection issues

  • Able to work effectively in a multi-functional, multi-cultural environment and be open to change and the challenges that arise in a dynamic environment

  • Excellent understanding of privacy by design and data ethics principles and application

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact skillfully and confidently with internal partners and colleagues to develop ideas, find opportunities and influence outcomes

  • Excellent understanding of privacy risk and control frameworks

  • A sense of urgency in solving inquiries and requests to ensure timely resolution and an ability to work effectively under pressure

  • An effective team member, with developed communication and negotiation skills to focus on building and maintaining positive relationships with partners

  • Able to work efficiently, productively and independently with minimal supervision

About BKNG

Booking Holdings is the world leader in online travel & related services. Our teams work around the clock to build and improve the technology that empowers people to more freely travel across borders, time zones, languages and cultures. At Booking Holdings, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world every day through seamless technology powered by our six major brands:



  • priceline

  • agoda


  • OpenTable

Through the Booking Holdings brands, we help our customers reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration.

Any offer of employment will be subjected to the successful completion of pre-employment screening.

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