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CONTRACT Privacy Counsel (CORPORATION)

New York, NY, United States
  • Employment Type: Contract

Our client, a Fortune 500 company, is seeking a Privacy Counsel in their NY office on a contract basis. This role will focus heavily on CCPA!  The Privacy Counsel will also focus on supporting corporate functions as well as providing legal analysis and advice on privacy and data protection topics both at the operating company level and the global level. The person in this position will work closely with the Privacy Officer to implement privacy policies and processes and to ensure compliance with relevant privacy laws and regulations like GDPR, but mostly CCPA. Candidates must be able to work independently and to collaborate with business stakeholders as well as legal, privacy, and information security colleagues. A J.D. degree and membership in good standing in the New York bar is highly desired. CIPP, CIPM, CIPT or other relevant certifications offered by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) preferred. Send resumes to [email protected].

Responsibilities 

  • Provides privacy legal advice (both global and U.S.) and work with the Privacy Officer to implement privacy policies and processes for  and certain areas of its subsidiaries, this includes:
  • Support CCPA and GDPR compliance activities
  • Counsels company representatives at multiple locations on privacy compliance
  • Provides privacy input on business projects and initiatives, including working closely with privacy contacts at other related operating companies on cross-company initiatives
  • Advises on customer, vendor, and employee privacy issues
  • Manages privacy legal compliance efforts, including drafting and revising data transfer agreements, data protection notices, website privacy policies and related procedures, and reviewing Data Protection Authority filings
  • Reviews the implementation of information security tools in terms of privacy legal compliance, and helping local companies work with councils and Data Protection Officers
  • Assist in data breach responses (including evaluating notification requirements)
  • Keeps current on privacy legal and regulatory developments and brief senior business leaders on relevant change

Responsibilities 

  • Provides privacy legal advice to the Corporation’s Global Information Security Department
  • Evaluates privacy legal issues associated with proposed information security monitoring tools and configurations
  • Works with the Global Privacy Office to support cross-company global projects involving personal information
  • Provides input on proposed global information security and privacy policies, standards, and other requirements
  • Provides updates on significant regional legal and regulatory developments to the Global Privacy Office

Qualifications

  • A J.D. degree and membership in good standing in the New York bar (Non-New York attorneys would be required to register as an in-house counsel with the State Bar of New York)
  • Extensive related legal experience in a top law firm or corporate environment required
  • In-house experience in a multinational corporation preferred
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of privacy law, including U.S. privacy law, European data protection law, data transfer law, privacy laws as they relate to cybersecurity, and the use of monitoring tools
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent judgment and analytical skills
  • Ability to assess risk strategically and help clients find solutions that enable them to mitigate risk while achieving their goals
  • Program/project management skills, including the ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects
  • The strong leadership and interpersonal skills necessary to build relationships and manage teams and across the company
  • Must be eligible to work unrestricted in the U.S.

 

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