Data Privacy & Protection Manager

Full Time
Atlanta, GA
Areas of Interest: Strategic Planning and Policy Development
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The Data Privacy and Protection (DPP) position will manage the DPP program across all subsidiaries and functions within Southern Company. This position will manage policies and initiatives to influence consistent enterprise compliance with related laws / regulations and company practices. The DPP role will also execute response activities as required to limit the exposure / reoccurrence of data loss events.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Certification in data privacy or information security is desired (CIPP/US, CIPM, CISSP, CISM, etc.)
  • Knowledge of information protection and data breach notification laws / regulations is desired
  • Knowledge of strategies for change management, project management, and process management is desired
  • Strong program management experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required
  • Customer focused and results oriented
  • Ability to build credibility and influence without direct authority
  • Strong meeting facilitation skills among peers and up to executive stakeholders
  • A minimum of 5 years of job-related experience is desired
  • Experience implementing cross-functional initiatives is desired


  • Manage DPP program across all subsidiaries and functions within Southern Company:
    • Maintain inventory of existing laws / regulations related to data protection and breach notification
    • Maintain DPP framework to guide improvements
    • Develop / update policies and procedures (including protection and response) to satisfy desired enterprise risk profile.
  • Ensure consistent data protection practices across Southern Company:
    • Develop relationship with information end users across subsidiaries (beyond RIM and DPP champions / coordinators) to improve governance
      • Work with other business groups (e.g., Internal Audit, Risk Management) to evaluate adherence to DPP policies
      • Identify and implement training / communications to achieve consistent compliance
  • Provide subject matter expertise on DPP program and related policies / procedures:
    • Advise stakeholders on leading DPP practices and how to apply the policy / procedures
    • Identify and implement initiatives to improve DPP capabilities
  • Coordinate with IT to evaluate technology / tools and support implementation of related tools
  • Support negotiation of data protection provisions with third parties during the contracting and facilitate monitoring of external vendor data protection
  • Lead and maintain risk assessment of DPP across critical information and subsidiaries / functions
  • Conduct investigation and remediation activities in response to potential data loss incidents (e.g., breach response, device lost) to limit exposure

Job Field: Legal & Compliance
Job Type: Standard
Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta
Operating Company: Southern Company Services
Job Type: Standard
Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time
Work Location(s):
Southern Company Headquarters - 30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW (30ATLANTA)
30 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW
Atlanta, 30308
Req ID: SCS2006893


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Southern Company

Southern Company is one of the largest energy providers in the United States. Based in Atlanta, Ga., Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications.

The men and women who work at Southern Company understand that we don’t simply provide a product or service. Clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy is essential to our way of life. More than 100 years ago, our company played a major role in the growth and prosperity of the South – and we continue to play a role today through our support of economic development and our philanthropic efforts. We believe the communities we serve should be better off because we’re there.

Our principal business is to make, move and sell energy. Those are the “whats” of our business. But it’s the “hows” that make us different. The actions of our employees are what truly define us and have earned us a high level of trust among our customers, shareholders and regulators.

Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings.

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Company Industry: Utilities
Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 10,001+