Wizz Air is the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, it operates a fleet of 112 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft, and offers more than 600 routes from 25 bases, connecting 146 destinations across 44 countries. At Wizz Air, a team of over 4,500 aviation professionals delivers superior service and very low ticket prices making Wizz Air the preferred choice of more than 34 million passengers in the past 12 months. Wizz Air is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker WIZZ and is included in the FTSE 250 and FTSE All-Share Indices. Wizz Air is registered under the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), the global benchmark in airline safety recognition. The company recently received the highest 7-star safety rating by airlineratings.com, a world’s only safety and product rating agency, as well as was named 2017 - European Airline of the Year by Aviation 100, a renown annual publication that recognizes the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry.

Group Data Protection Manager

Location: Budapest
Job Code: 1318


Group Data Protection Manager


Purpose of the position:

The Group Data Protection Officer will be responsible for directing and overseeing all data protection activities for the Group (includes Wizz Air Hungary and Wizz Air UK). The role is appointed to fulfill a statutory obligation under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as local requirements.


  • Managing the assignment of responsibilities to ensure privacy by design at all levels and to deliver compliance with data protection laws and policies of the Group
  • Informing and advising on data protection laws and policies of the Group
  • Maintaining appropriate data protection policies and procedures and ensuring their implementation
  • Monitoring compliance with data protection laws and policies of the Group: collection of information to identify processing activities, analysis and review of compliance of processing activities
  • Overseeing the maintenance of records required to demonstrate data protection compliance
  • Supervising and advising on data protection impact assessments
  • Managing a program of awareness-raising and training to deliver compliance and to foster a data privacy culture within the Group
  • Ensuring that the Group addresses all queries from data subjects within legal timeframes
  • Liaising with service providers and other contracted partners who participate in the data processing activities of the Group
  • Acting as a point of contact with EU residents, supervisory authorities and internal teams
  • Follow up with changes in data protection law and issue recommendations to ensure compliance


  • Master's degree
  • Legal background and at least 5 years of experience in a consulting company or in a law firm and/or in the legal or compliance department of a multinational company with proven experience in Data Protection and IT Law
  • Solid knowledge of the European data protection legal framework
  • In-depth understanding of the GDPR (the candidate should ideally hold a CIPP/E and/or CIPM as well as CISM or CISSP)
  • Experience with developing, documenting, communicating and rolling out a global privacy program
  • Experience in tools to automate privacy, and to report on privacy compliance
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity risks, PCI DSS and other information security standards
  • Understanding of global privacy law in relation to all business functions (sales, marketing, HR, R&D)
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to make good judgements regarding data privacy risks and to prioritize resources and activity around managing those risks
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Effective communication capabilities, both verbal and written and comfortable working with diverse cultures
  • Ability to work with peers and senior management, inspiring trust and confidence
  • Good organizing and coordinating skills
  • Fluent professional English, both spoken and written
  • Fluent in Hungarian
  • High degree of independence, with attention to detail
  • Ability to travel occasionally

Working Conditions: office environment with occasional travel

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