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Senior Data Risk & Compliance Analyst (Open to remote across ANZ)

Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

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Where and how you can work

Our flagship campus is in Sydney. We also have a campus in Melbourne and co-working spaces in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. But you have choice in where and how you work. That means if you want to do your thing in the office (if you're near one), at home or a bit of both, it's up to you.

What you’d be doing in this role

As Canva scales change continues to be part of our DNA. But we like to think that's all part of the fun. So this will give you the flavour of the type of things you'll be working on when you start, but this will likely evolve.

About the Trust & Safety Group

People only create in places they trust, and the Trust & Safety group’s vision is that Canva is the world’s most trusted platform for safe design. In our mission to safeguard our community, we work with a lot of efforts to prevent and mitigate incidents that could compromise the trust people have in Canva, from adult content to child abuse material, misinformation to hate speech, phishing, spam, bots, account takeovers, and other abuse vectors.

Abusive content and behaviour is not only directly against our values, it hurts our business as well. We create crucial detection, review, and moderation services to understand and address Canva’s complex and changing world. Some of the biggest changes we need to address are the continuously growing international user base, content and usage types, new features, regulatory requirements, and evolving abuse vectors.

About the role

Working as a Senior Analyst for Data Risk and Privacy at Canva, you will play a key role in improving and ensuring we manage the privacy needs of our customers’ data, and in supporting the effective rollout of our solutions and the uplift of our data privacy management practices across the business.

You will be providing analysts’ expertise in collecting, analysing, translating and organising the diverse business requirements on data privacy to provide insights to support the planning, prioritisation, solutioning and the delivery of key data risk & privacy programs. 

You will have a passion for all things privacy and bring deep expertise in data risks & privacy to work with various teams/businesses on diverse data risks & privacy initiatives.

Role Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the analysis and documentation of data risks and privacy across Canva’s data ecosystem for various data risks and privacy programs on the business/legal requirements, risks and impact analysis together with data flow and system architecture where applicable/needed.

  • Critically analyse the current state of data privacy risks and identify opportunities for improvement, articulating those through clearly documented artefacts.

  • Contribute to the monitoring of data privacy compliance controls. 

  • Provide technical expertise and raise awareness of privacy risks to all various business/stakeholders to enable them to reduce risk and build more privacy-compliant solutions.

  • Contribute to the annual and seasonal processes of goal setting and work with functional leaders and product managers to maintain a strong roadmap to uplift our data privacy management practices.

  • Maintain key artefacts that support data risks and privacy practices and delivery across Canva.

  • Build/improve platform, tools and processes to keep information up to date and support data risks and privacy needs. 

  • Work and align with organisational/initiatives’ leads, updating key policies and processes to ensure the continued improvement of data risks and privacy. 

  • Work and align with internal and external stakeholders including engineers working on elements of the data ecosystem maintaining consistent and continuous effective communication to ensure alignment and delivery of outcomes. 

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or related field.

  • Proven track record in implementing data privacy and risk management practices within complex organisational structures.

  • Proficiency in documenting business requirements, including use cases and user stories, to align with organisational objectives.

  • Strong understanding of data privacy regulations and frameworks such as GDPR, CCPA, and HIPAA.

  • Exceptional communication and influencing skills, with the ability to convey technical concepts in clear and concise business language.

  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting business workshops to identify areas for process improvement and enhance operational efficiency.

  • Familiarity with risk management frameworks and their application in categorising and prioritising data privacy risks within an organisation.

What's in it for you?

Achieving our crazy big goals motivates us to work hard - and we do - but you'll experience lots of moments of magic, connectivity and fun woven throughout life at Canva, too. We also offer a stack of benefits to set you up for every success in and outside of work.

Here's a taste of what's on offer:

-Equity packages - we want our success to be yours too
Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents & carers
-An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance to support your wellbeing, social connection, office setup & more
-Flexible leave options that empower you to be a force for good, take time to recharge and supports you personally

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Other stuff to know

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

Please note that interviews are conducted virtually.


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