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Privacy Counsel, Schibsted

  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Oslo
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Oslo

The Schibsted Privacy function is looking for a privacy counsel with strong interest in technology and business. Schibsted’s privacy team is located in Oslo and Stockholm and is an important part of Schibsted’s Data & Tech organisation. Schibsted Privacy advises all business areas and companies in the Schibsted Group; Marketplaces (Finn.no, Blocket and Tori), NEXT (e.g. Lendo, Prisjakt, Mötesplatsen/Møteplassen) and News Media (e.g. VG, Aftenposten, BT, Aftonbladet, Svenska Dagbladet).

The role

The role of the privacy counsel is to help ensure that the organization handles privacy well; complies with privacy and data protection regulations, as well as execute on Schibsted’s privacy strategy. This includes to:

  • Provide privacy advice to all companies, managers and personnel in Schibsted
  • Develop and implement processes to identify and address evolving privacy and data protection requirements and risks related to Schibsted’s operations and in the development of new products and services
  • Design, implement and execute privacy processes and procedures
  • Assist in carrying out DPO tasks, such as handling user enquiries
  • Establish documentation on privacy compliance topics, and ensure vendor control through negotiating and advising on DPAs and other critical contracts
  • Advise in performing DPIAs
  • Advise product and tech teams in product development on how to implement privacy by design and combining privacy with data driven products
  • Actively advise and support product development teams in their design, development and implementation of user facing products involving user data, including personalization services, user privacy management and user account functionality
  • Advise on marketing and adtech related personal data processing requirements
  • Initiate, facilitate and promote activities to foster privacy and data protection awareness and competence within the organization and related entities, including by providing training and written procedures that are widely disseminated and made available to all employees
  • Manage privacy projects and initiatives, as well as collaborate on common projects and initiatives, involving stakeholders from different business functions across the group

The privacy counsel will be expected to undertake any other relevant duties relating to privacy in Schibsted.


  • Master’s degree
  • 2-5 years experience within privacy law
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Fluency in English

Key Success Factors in the role

  • Be collaborative, create trust and develop privacy culture
  • Share expertise and guide in a matrix organization

We can offer

  • The opportunity to join an exciting and vibrant international company at the forefront of technology
  • Through close collaboration with product and tech expertise in areas raising highly complex privacy challenges at the forefront of the technical and legal landscape, this is a unique opportunity to obtain expert knowledge on privacy law.
  • The opportunity to be given responsibility from day one and to be trusted to deal with complex legal issues
  • Highly competent mentoring
  • Offices located centrally in Oslo/Stockholm
  • Competitive salary and benefits

Some travel will be required.

Work with great people

Rosanna Hackå
Accountant, Schibsted Media
"Schibsted Swedens accounting department is a fun and developing workplace"
Michel Dahlberg Traore
Project Manager Internationalization, Lendo
"At Schibsted you get to work with high achieving and talented people who at the same time don’t take themselves too seriously."
Christian Horn Hanssen
Investment Manager, Schibsted Growth
"Working with talented people from all backgrounds, seeking the ideas of tomorrow. What's not to like?"
Claudia Gergi
Teamleader Accounts Payable and Receivable
"There is no limit to your imagination. All ideas are welcomed"
Hans Norberg
Head of business control, Schibsted Media
"To every day get to work with some of Swedens biggest services is very motivating"
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About the company

Schibsted is a family of digital consumer brands leading the way across media, online marketplaces and smart digital services. Our media brands – like VG, Aftonbladet, Aftenposten and SvD are renowned for trustworthiness, exceptional journalism and high editorial independence. Our leading marketplaces Finn, Blocket and Tori connect millions of users every month. Digital services like Lendo, Bynk and Compricer are helping consumers to make better choices. Schibsted is on a mission to empower people in their daily life, using tech and data to create innovative products and great user experiences – and to help build a sustainable future.

1839Christian Michael Schibsted founded Schibsted Forlag

1860Christiania Adresseblad was founded - Later changed named to Aftenposten

1966Schibsted acquired VG

1996Schibsted aquired Aftonbladet

1998Schibsted aquired SvD

2001Finn.no and Schibsted Growth is Established

2003Schibsted aquired Blocket

2011Schibsted Product & Tech Polska is established

2015Schibsted Media passes 1 million paying subscribers

2017Schibsted becomes organised in two divisions, Media & Marketplaces

2019Schibsted's former international Marketplaces was listed as a separate company – Adevinta – at Oslo Børs.

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