Global Data Protection Officer

Compliance · New York City, New York
Department Compliance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

About Celsius Network

Celsius addresses the financial needs of today’s consumers worldwide through a democratized reward income and lending platform accessible via a mobile app. With a mission to put unparalleled economic freedom in the hands of the people, and a core belief that financial services should only do what is in the best interests of the community, Celsius is a modern platform where membership provides access to curated financial services that are not available through traditional financial institutions. Crypto holders can earn high-yield compounding interest by transferring coins to their Celsius Wallet and can borrow fiat currency against their crypto collateral at the lowest interest rates in the space.  


The Celsius team is committed to doing good and doing well. We believe in the power of disruption and the importance of decentralization to create a new system that acts in the best interest of everyone. Each member of our team brings something unique and innovative to the table, but the common thread that links us together is our passion for blockchain, equality, and leading the next financial revolution that changes the equation to bring power back to the people. 

An exciting opportunity has come about for a Global Data Protection Officer to join Celsius. Celsius presently has offices in the USA, UK, Israel, Cyprus and Australia, and is looking to expand into new jurisdictions in the near future. 

Global Data Protection Officer

The key responsibilities of this Global role will be to inform and advise Celsius of the obligations of the firm pursuant to the Data Protection laws including the CCPA, GDPR (as enacted in local legislation), the UK’s Data Protection Act,  and other relevant legislations globally.

You will report to our senior management and take responsibility for advising on Celsius’ compliance with the CCPA, GDPR, and local data protection laws, monitoring our adherence to CCPA and GDPR standards and acting as a point of contact with supervisory authorities and data subjects. 

You will create policies that enforce compliance with legislation and deliver CCPA and GDPR training to our employees to increase awareness of data protection measures. 

Ultimately, you will facilitate CCPA and GDPR compliance through transparent data protection policies, systems and procedures. 

This is a senior-level role.

What will you be doing?

  • Undertake the role of Data Protection Officer, being the point of contact for Supervisory Agencies (for example -  ICO)
  • Monitor compliance with legislation and regulation
  • Implement Data Protections Impact Assessments, and provide advice across the company relating to DPIAs
  • Identify and evaluate Celsius’ data processing activities
  • Maintain records of processing operations
  • Ensure Celsius address all queries from data subjects within legal timeframes
  • Liaise with other organisations that process data on our behalf
  • Write and update detailed guides on data protection policies
  • Perform audits and determine whether Celsius needs to alter our procedures to comply with regulations
  • Undertake Data Protection SME contributions for client/vendor questionnaires
  • Offer consultation on how to deal with privacy breaches
  • Arrange for training on CCPA and GDPR compliance for employees
  • Follow up with changes in law and issue recommendations to ensure compliance

We tend to look for people with:

First and foremost, a positive attitude and a passion for learning along with:

  • Experience in Data Protection and Legal Compliance
  • Solid knowledge of CCPA, GDPR and national data protections laws
  • Knowledge of data processing operations in the Crypto sector is preferable
  • Compliance awareness with a good understanding of the compliance challenges facing the business
  • An understanding of the impact of wider compliance issues on the business
  • An ability to work flexibly and re-prioritise work as appropriate 
  • Able to present solutions
  • Able to challenge and influence business decisions
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Manages and plans own work loads
  • Ability to translate research and analysis well into reasoned recommendations that informs effectively the decision-making process


  • Fintech Experience 
  • DPO experience in a global firm with over 500 employees
  • Experience in building a Privacy framework from scratch
  • Relevant business knowledge and experience of two regions, distribution channels or entities
  • Relevant qualifications
  • Actively makes recommendation and solutions upwards
  • Gives valuable insight by demonstration a deep understanding of the issues highlighted in the analysis and research

What’s in it for you?

You’ll be welcomed into a high-performing team and as part of the deal, we offer a competitive package, an annual training allowance, a company culture of change and continuous improvement, a challenging and rewarding work environment with a genuine opportunity to develop.

Celsius is currently operating fully while navigating COVID-19 guidelines. Celsius has offices in Hoboken, New York City, Cyprus, London and Tel Aviv and employs remote employees based in cities all around the world. This position is open to all qualified applicants in the US as we build our presence globally.

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