Senior Privacy Officer Senior Privacy Officer …

Bank of Montreal
in Toronto, ON, Canada
Permanent, Full time
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Bank of Montreal
in Toronto, ON, Canada
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Senior Privacy Officer
The primary mandate of the Senior Privacy Officer is to deliver on BMO's commitment to protect customer and employee personal information. Reporting to the Enterprise Chief Privacy Officer, the Senior Privacy Officer monitors risk and compliance with applicable privacy regulations, advises management on implications of new regulatory policies, legislation or Bank products, and assists in the implementation of new or revised policies and programs to address them.


  • Provide advisory services on privacy matters. Work proactively with business lines toward ensuring that effective and efficient solutions are identified and implemented.
  • Review various forms, contracts, disclosures and advertisements for compliance with applicable privacy requirements.
  • Consult on new products, services and automated systems to assist the business with incorporating privacy requirements into these initiatives.

Regulatory Governance

  • Develop and maintain a high level of expertise in all regulations, directives and guidance which apply to the Privacy program.
  • Provide input to the business regarding emerging privacy issues and interpretation of privacy regulations.
  • Identify training needs based on gaps identified through the regulatory privacy monitoring process.

Privacy Program Execution and Monitoring

  • Coordinate and perform ongoing risk assessments and reviews to ensure risk controls are operating appropriately. Create analyses of risk assessments for business group(s).
  • Anticipate potential consequences of unaddressed risk factors or shortfalls in compliance and recommend appropriate controls. Identify opportunities to implement more effective compliance-related policies and procedures.
  • Elevate high profile or high risk cases to the Enterprise Chief Privacy Officer and management to ensure visibility and prompt resolution.
  • Prepare documentation of monitoring and testing activities.

Knowledge & Skills
- Recognized Legal, Compliance, Privacy or Risk certification
- Minimum of 3 years relevant experience
- Requires knowledge of complex body of privacy regulations and how they apply to the Bank and how to risk assess situations against those regulations. Requires strategic approach to problem solving to provide privacy risk mitigation strategies.
-Ability to effectively communicate the roles and importance of each of the three lines of defense, as well as proactively identifying regulatory risk
-Strong communication, critical thinking, relationship management, and project management skills

We're here to help

At BMO we have a shared purpose; we put the customer at the centre of everything we do - helping people is in our DNA. For 200 years we have thought about the future-the future of our customers, our communities and our people. We help our customers and our communities by working together, innovating and pushing boundaries to bring them our very best every day. Together we're changing the way people think about a bank.

As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one - for yourself and our customers. We'll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we'll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other's differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.