Chief Data Privacy Counsel- Lead

Clifton Legal
London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive Salary and Good Benefits
06 Feb 2024
05 Mar 2024
Vacancy Type
Solicitors, In-House
Full Time
Practice Areas
Data Protection
Experience Level

Our client is a global organisation operating within the Financial Services & Technology sector.

We are looking for their first dedicated chief Data Privacy Counsel.

This is a leadership role with global coverage and will lead on all matters Data Privacy.

This role sits within the Global Legal Corporate function which is accountable for the provision of specialist legal support to the group across a variety of areas of legal expertise, including Data Privacy, Employment Law, Litigation, Regulatory, Vendor Management and M&A.

You will have direct management over a senior data privacy attorney in the United States and have dotted line management responsibility for lawyers in other jurisdictions, including providing education, mentorship, and guidance.

Key Responsibilities

As the Chief Data Privacy Counsel, you will work in close partnership with the Global Privacy Officer, business executives, legal stakeholders and other support functions.

  • Work with the information Security Department to effectively manage risk, interpret and advise on the full range of data privacy laws, setting and drafting organizational standards for data privacy and information security related provisions of client, vendor, employment, M&A and other contracts.
  • Provide legal support for product related issues and new product introduction, provide legal support for data privacy aspects of employment and employee benefits matters;
  • Provide legal support on the full range of data privacy aspects of mergers and acquisitions, advise on the development and implementation of privacy policies, statements, procedures and guidelines, consult on organizational data privacy, data transfer and information security strategy and provide legal support and leadership on data privacy incidents and potential breaches and associated crisis management.


Your background

We are looking for an experienced UK-qualified legal leader with expert technical skills in data privacy.

  • International experience
  • Experience leading and managing a team.
  • Likely to have worked in house
  • 8+ pqe UK Qualified Solicitor

Hybrid - London or Bristol based (2 days office)

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