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Director, Data Protection & Privacy


Providence, RI, US, 02903

Requisition ID:  3778

IGT is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines to Lotteries to Interactive. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees.


The Director of Data Protection is responsible for developing the overall strategy and execution of IGT’s Data Protection Program in conjunction with other stakeholder groups,. The position includes establishing an overall data protection framework to operationalize privacy, establishing an overall operating model, rationalizing product toolsets, and influencing the modification of business processes and controls for enhanced data protection.

This position will lead the data protection team and work with technology partners and business units to on-board data protection functions as well as develop cross-functional capabilities. 

With support from their leadership, the candidate will promote the program and identify new sensitive data elements for protection and develop a roadmap for program enhancements to address emerging threats. 

The candidate should have a deep technical understanding of general data security disciplines as well as extensive experiences in enterprise level data loss prevention, digital rights management and user behavior analytics. 

This individual must be familiar with security industry standards and best-practices, and must be able to effectively work with development, engineering and system counterparts, across a broad deeply technical environment in all security areas. This role will coordinate with application and system owners on all aspects of data protection solution lifecycle through proof of concept, business analysis and financial modeling, architecture design to solution deployment. The Director will support their leadership by ensuring all data protection solutions and technologies are properly supported, implemented and sufficiently meet the needs for which they are deployed to protect IGT confidential and proprietary data.

  • Oversee the Data Privacy team, consisting of direct and indirect reports, including management of managed service provider staff. Responsibilities could include hiring, training, staff development, performance management, and crisis/incident support.
  • Develop and maintain strategy and policy documents based on sensitive data protection requests that map to IGT’s business requirements and regulatory/privacy requirements
  • Assist with creating, publishing, presenting and maintaining privacy and security educational/training material so customer facing employees understand customer rights
  • Manage and operate privacy related technologies 
  • Liaise with third party audit personnel as required
  • Partner with internal and external stakeholders such as Corporate Security and Enterprise Data, Privacy and Legal as part of execution and program enhancement
  • Participate in advisory bodies and industry peer working groups to stay abreast of latest technologies and emerging threats
  • Ensure compliance with industry and regulatory standards including local laws at global locations
  • Sustain high-availability service levels and ensure fulfillment of business-wide service levels and operational support objectives


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is a plus
  • Certifications: Relevant cyber security certifications, such as CISSP, CISM and/or PMP are highly desired
  • Strong expertise in building data protection programs
  • Strong knowledge of data privacy regulations and guidelines such as GDPR, PCI, CCPA etc.
  • Experience in building digital capabilities in an accelerated timeframe to support business needs
  • Ability to lead a technical staff working on very sensitive subject areas and with highly sensitive information
  • Experience with change management lifecycle, development and regular preparation of management status and metrics reports
  • Should have strong focus on process and to support audit discussions
  • Ability to professionally handle confidential matters with appropriate judgement around escalation 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to translate the vision and strategy into clear priorities and direction, both internally and externally
  • Generally requires 10+ years related experience. Specifically 10+ years in data security (DLP, DRM and data classification), with at least 5 years of direct people management experience.
  • Working knowledge or familiarity with Cloud security and CASB and how to apply Data Protection to SaaS and Cloud solutions.



IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and any other personal attributes protected by federal, state, or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.
In addition to our competitive benefits package, we offer employees a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, tuition reimbursement, and free identity theft insurance.