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CERN is seeking to appoint three external data protection experts for its Data Protection Commission. The Data Protection Commission is CERN’s independent data protection supervisory authority within CERN’s internal data protection framework, Operational Circular No. 11, “The Processing of Personal Data at CERN” (OC 11), and is described in detail in Annex I and II.
The DPC is responsible for monitoring compliance with, and to ensure the application of, OC 11 and for evaluating and investigating complaints lodged by Data Subjects, in accordance with the complaint and redress mechanism foreseen by Annex II of OC 11.
The DPC consists of three Members appointed by the Director-General who are not nor have been CERN members of the personnel or contractors and have demonstrated and recognised data protection expertise and experience. They are nominated for a period of three years and their mandate can be extended for up to three more years. In the exercise of their functions, the DPC members shall act in independence and impartiality; neither seek nor accept instructions from anyone and keep confidentiality regarding matters arising from their functions.
The members shall, in the exercise of the DPC supervisory functions:
The functions shall be carried out remotely.
Further details are available in the FAQ document.
Essential skills and Experience
Independency, impartiality and autonomy are the three features that CERN seeks to value with regard to the DPC and its Members. Furthermore, as part of CERN’s general mission, diversity is an established value of CERN. In the light of the above, we welcome applications from all Member States and Associate Member States as well as application from all over the world.
CERN would very much like to benefit from your expertise, commitment and passion.
In return, CERN will provide you with:
This is how you can apply:
You will need the following documents (in PDF format) to complete your application:
All applications should normally reach us no later than 28th of November, 2023.
It is intended to hold interviews for the selection process beginning of December 2023.