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Director, Privacy

Bay Area: San Francisco

Our client, an innovative diagnostics company in the San Francisco Bay Area, is looking for a Privacy leader to join the Legal & Compliance team.  Reporting directly to the VP, Legal Affairs & Chief Compliance Officer, the Director, Privacy will be responsible for all day-to-day privacy matters for the company. This person will be responsible for working in close partnership with cross functional teams to provide strategy, thought leadership and expertise to help enhance a global data privacy program.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage all day-to-day privacy matters impacting the company’s business.
  • Advice on all aspects of US and European healthcare privacy laws and regulations, including HIPAA and HITECH, GDPR, and relevant consumer protection laws.
  • Provide specialized legal counsel and strategic advice on a wide range of privacy law issues to support the development and commercialization of cancer screening test products
  • Support the product, commercial, compliance and regulatory teams with tailored advice on privacy and data protection law, bearing in mind privacy by design and privacy by default principles.
  • Provide legal guidance and support to the company’s Information Technology, Security, and Infrastructure teams, advising on information security requirements, incident preparedness, response, and breach notification obligations, communication plans, and remediation
  • Monitor, track and assess the rapidly evolving landscape of privacy and cybersecurity laws and regulation.
  • Participate as a proactive business partner to senior managers and build a trusted advisor relationship.

Requirements:

  • JD with 10+ years of experience with privacy in a legal department of a healthcare organization and/or law firm setting.
  • Working knowledge of genetic testing, clinical laboratory, diagnostic, and medical device industries and designated health services and enforcement of associated federal and state regulations.
  • Expert and detailed knowledge of GDPR and familiarity with other global privacy frameworks.
  • Knowledge of privacy laws such as HIPAA and healthcare privacy laws, and relevant consumer protection laws, is a must.
  • Ability to interact, develop and discuss strategy with senior management.
  • A solid business focus with practical risk awareness.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to distill complex legal considerations into practical actionable advice
  • Growth mindset: every new challenge is an opportunity to learn and grow.

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