Legal Counsel, Privacy

Job Description

Salary: Not specified

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.


  • Advise on new and emerging legal and regulatory developments impacting data privacy and data security, including identifying trends and potential impacts on business activities.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with government relations teams to proactively monitor and review privacy and data-protection related legislation to help ensure accurate and up-to-date inventories of all legal obligations.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and ongoing privacy compliance monitoring of third-party vendors and partners to ensure all privacy concerns, requirements, and responsibilities are addressed.
  • Collaborate with Third Party Management teams and Global Privacy teams on contract process improvement, contract management tool maintenance, data mapping, tracking, and reporting.
  • Work with other counsels providing regulatory privacy support for the Global Privacy team in answering customer and other day to day communication of the Global Privacy mailbox including data protection authority enquiries, complaints, and disputes.
  • Juris Doctorate or equivalent degree. Admitted to a state bar.
  • Experience either in-house (or in an equivalent setting) or at a reputable law firm, advising clients in the financial services, legal compliance, mobile payments, internet and technology industries preferred.
  • Relevant technical certifications, such as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) or other relevant certifications preferred.
  • Deep, demonstrable privacy, data protection, and program management skills and expertise, with an emphasis on financial and/or employee privacy laws. Specific experience with privacy and data protection laws, including GDPR, e-Privacy Directive.
  • Experience providing risk-based and pragmatic resolution of outstanding privacy and data protection aspects of commercial negotiations, leveraging in a quick, concise and commercially focused legal advice.
  • In-depth knowledge of cutting-edge IT, web, mobile, and payment ecosystem technologies (especially those used in the collection, storage and analysis of data) and their privacy and data security implications.
  • Familiarity with, and strong interest in, financial services technology, mobile and alternative payments, as well as emerging technology.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to tolerate change and ambiguity.
  • Global thinker and demonstrated collaborator, who displays sound and pragmatic legal and business judgment in providing practical advice to clients on privacy and data protection issues.
  • Ability to translate legal advice into actionable policies, processes and programs that enable business objectives.
  • Facility with a team-based approach to subject matter management and knowledge sharing, and comfort with a flexible, agile environment that emphasizes collaboration and team performance over management hierarchy.

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