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Compliance Analyst (UK)

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  • Location

    Manchester, United Kingdom

  • Type

    Full Time

iovation, is in the business of making the internet a safer place. Think of us as the CIA meets Justice League—but we’re helping businesses know who to trust online. Fascinating problems are waiting to be solved. We need the sharpest minds to stay ahead of the bad guys. Be ready to ask tough questions, challenge assumptions, and develop creative answers that now stop more than 300,000 fraudulent activities every day for our clients around the world. We help protect retailers, banks, insurers, gaming operators, dating sites, social networks and other businesses from credit card fraud, identity theft, account takeover and other abuses. Clients leverage our device-based intelligence network of 5 billion devices and 49 million client-reported fraud and abuse reports. Our challenge at iovation is to make amazing tools and help people put them to work.

Position Summary

iovation is a global company (headquartered in Portland, Oregon) and we are significantly growing our presence in the UK and EU. Our solutions for fraud and customer authentication experience frequently raise questions and concerns about consumer privacy, as well as compliance with international standards and regulations. Reporting to our Compliance Manager and Data Protection Officer, we are adding the Compliance Analyst to our team to provide expertise and guidance to our internal teams on international privacy and security regulations. This position will help the business ensure ongoing compliance with applicable privacy laws. By investigating and resolving compliance challenges faced by our global sales force as we explore new opportunities throughout the world, you will help cement our Privacy by Design philosophy. You will already have a working knowledge of the Privacy and Compliance landscape and be comfortable navigating the requirements of the forthcoming GDPR, EU Data Protection and e-Privacy Directives. You will also understand the challenges that come with global data transfers and be able to apply U.S. based federal and state Privacy Laws as required. This may involve managing due diligence audits from existing customers as well as privacy surveys from new prospects. You will act as a liaison between our Sales, Product, and Technology teams to bring new insights back to the business in order to help shape new product requirements. The role will be home based and a UK location is preferred.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assess and help the Compliance function resolve compliance challenges encountered by the business
  • Help identify and manage completion of certifications that international customers expect from an internet services vendor
  • Identify and provide guidance on compliance-related opportunities and requirements back into the business
  • Manage and drive compliance assessments to completion, including coordinating onsite audits as needed
  • Complete applicable portions of RFPs and RFIs for sales prospects and existing subscriber base
  • Help define internal and external facing privacy policies for iovation staff to ensure compliance with regulatory and legal standards
  • Participate in the development and delivery of training and education of our business teams and subscribers on best practice, standards and policy


  • Bachelor's degree in business, technology, law or marketing or a privacy affiliated qualification such as CIPP/E, ISEB/ BCS
  • Demonstrated experience working in the legal, compliance or regulatory arena
  • Working knowledge of UK/EU security and privacy standards, including relevant development such as Privacy Shield
  • Demonstrated experience undertaking gap analysis and application of required standards to businesses
  • Demonstrated ability to convey challenging concepts to diverse audiences, including sales, technical, and product teams
  • Experience managing and completing compliance audits, including surveys, telephone negotiations, and onsite interviews
  • Understanding of how to build privacy standards into internal corporate policy
  • Limited day and overnight travel, including to some international locations

Preferred Experience/Knowledge/Skills

  • Experience evaluating and red-lining commercial contracts
  • Experience working in the SaaS sector
  • Understanding of SaaS technologies and the unique compliance challenges faced by SaaS providers
  • Knowledge of specific regional laws, such as privacy requirements in the UK, Spain, France, Germany and the United States

Physical Requirements

Frequent sitting, hearing and talking; intermittent standing and walking; intermittent bending and twisting of the upper body (in the event of traveling/working from remote locations). Close detail work requiring visual acuity. 

This position description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all inclusive list of responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with this position.  While this description is intended to accurately reflect the position's activities and requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.

iovation is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status.   Individuals that require accommodation in the job application process for a posted position may contact us at 503-943-6795 for assistance.

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