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Privacy Counsel (Bay Area)

Bay Area: Peninsula

Our client, a global technology company, is in search of a Privacy Counsel to join their dynamic legal team.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a deep functional understanding of the Company’s data assets and information flows across the company.
  • Build strong partnerships across groups including legal, compliance, technical infrastructure, product management, sales and marketing and internal audit.
  • Conduct comprehensive analysis of global privacy regulations and provide effective and appropriate legal advice.
  • Continue to develop and maintain the Company’s global privacy program taking a proactive approach to impending or changing regulations.
  • Respond to inquiries from global, federal and state regulators working closely with data protection authorities and policymakers.
  • Continue the Company’s commitment to developing sustainable and scalable approaches to complex privacy and data-security issues.
  • Conduct detailed risk and privacy impact assessments in addition to regular internal audits and monitoring.
  • Develop and implement program to facilitate compliance with U.S. and international data privacy and personal information collection rules, regulations and standards, including the EU Privacy Shield and the GDPR.
  • Assist with managing outside counsel advice for global privacy projects.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; CIPP preferred
  • JD degree and membership in at least one state bar preferred.
  • 4+ years of relevant privacy experience, including prior in-house or law firm experience.
  • Familiarity and interest in new media and emerging digital technologies.
  • Ability to work across teams and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Strategic thinker with excellent legal and business judgment.
  • A detail-oriented, business-friendly team player who can think creatively.
  • Strong understanding and experience with international privacy laws.
  • Desire to learn, excellent judgment, fun spirit and sense of humor.

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