Interactive Advertising Bureau
09 July 2024

Join the IAB Europe Team! New Privacy & Compliance Trainee Role

Are you a motivated individual looking to embark on a career in digital marketing and advertising with a focus on privacy and compliance related issues? Are you seeking a hybrid and flexible traineeship opportunity? Join our multicultural and dynamic team based in Brussels and foster your professional growth. This is a 6 months traineeship, with an opportunity to secure a position by the end of it.

Candidates should have an interest in digital technology, especially media and advertising, and at least a basic understanding of the European data protection legal and policy framework and/or Information Technology.

About IAB Europe:

IAB Europe is the leading European-level association for the digital marketing and advertising ecosystem. Our membership includes media, marketing, and high-end technology companies. As a Privacy & Compliance Trainee you will play a vital role in helping ad-supported websites comply with their obligations under the GDPR, and explore other privacy and data protection-related topics. 

Key responsibilities/Scope of work

As a Privacy & Compliance Trainee, you will report to IAB Europe’s Privacy & Compliance Manager and closely collaborate with everyone in the Privacy team. Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out manual and automated privacy compliance assessments on digital properties (websites, apps) across key European markets. 
  • Carrying our privacy compliance audits of Consent Management Platforms (CMPs) and digital  intermediaries (Vendors).
  • Research regarding various topics related to data protection law including enforcement actions taken by national Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) and judgements issued by national and European jurisprudence as well as associated with European digital and data strategy. 
  • Supporting the Team in overseeing and managing Working Groups that contribute to shaping the future evolution of the TCF (Transparency & Consent Framework TCF), helping national IABs and member companies in identifying how TCF needs to evolve in light of the developments in the personal data protection law. 
  • Providing support on ad hoc requests from IAB Europe members and TCF participants. 
  • Monitoring and interpreting new data protection laws, guidelines, opinions and industry trends relevant to the company’s operations.
  • Attending meetings and taking detailed notes for follow-up actions.

About you: 

To be considered for the role of Privacy & Compliance Trainee at IAB Europe, you should meet the following criteria:

  • Degree in law or IT/computer science (or currently enrolled in a program to obtain a degree in one of these fields).
  • Basic knowledge of EU privacy and data protection rules.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.
  • Structured and organized with an eye for details. 
  • Able to work autonomously.
  • Fluency in English and at least 1 other EU/EEA language. 
  • Interest in digital advertising with the focus on privacy compliance in the digital space. 

What we offer:

  • 6 months traineeship, with an opportunity to secure a position by the end of it.
  • Competitive compensation.
  • Hybrid and flexible work type.
  • The opportunity to dive into an industry of sophisticated technology, dynamic, and future-oriented.
  • Learn about the technical and legal ins and outs of digital advertising. 
  • Possibility to gain first experience in privacy & data protection-related topics and compliance online. 

If you are a motivated and passionate individual with a desire to make an impact in the digital advertising and marketing industry, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position to The application deadline is 23rd July 2024.

We appreciate all applications, but please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

IAB Europe is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.

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