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Privacy Counsel The candidate will report to the General Counsel. Will focus on directing company's global privacy program by providing direction, policies, education and counseling, risk mitigation and efficient systems so that company can achieve its business goals consistent with global privacy law and privacy standards. Ensure the company's compliance with all applicable data protection, cyber security and privacy laws, regulations and programs globally, including the European Union (EU) Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (and the forthcoming EU Data Protection Regulation), the US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor programs, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), FCRA and FACTA, Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards, State privacy and breach notification laws, FTC consumer privacy regulations and anticipated US federal cybersecurity laws. Provide direction, counsel and strategy for the company's global privacy program, including implementation of robust policies, processes and governance addressing the protection of and access to company, customer and personal information in accordance with applicable global, federal, state and local laws and regulations. Maintain the company's safe harbor certifications, as necessary. Enhance privacy education and training programs and initiatives. Develop and maintain a comprehensive privacy risk assessment and mitigation strategy designed to protect the company from non-compliance and reputational risk. Work with the company's information security officer to gain alignment on risk mitigation strategies that span security and privacy. Enhance processes for monitoring, auditing, and measuring the effectiveness of the global privacy program in order to identify potential areas of risks and opportunities for improvement. Enhance the privacy and/or security breach response plan to align to current corporate goals and to be compliant with all applicable laws and regulations. Represent the company in its response to existing and prospective customers' inquiries about the company's data and information privacy policies and processes. Ensure the implementation, continuous improvement and maintenance of, and adherence to, the company's policies with respect to confidential information, cybersecurity, data protection and privacy. Coordinate the implementation, management and governance of the company's privacy program with the information security office organization and constituent business units to ensure that all policies and processes are integrated across businesses and regions and all privacy and security issues are addressed. Cooperate with cross-functional teams, including representatives from Finance, Development, IT, Legal, Human Resources, Internal Audit and others. Function as the Legal Department member of the company's Incident Response Team (IRT), including participating at regular IRT meetings. Assist in the development of internal privacy policy documentation, summary policy descriptions, privacy-related contract templates, business associate agreements, and other privacy documentation for use across the company's businesses and regions. Stay current on the state of global privacy laws, regulations and industry practices, including existing and proposed cybersecurity and privacy legislation, contractual and operational issues affecting a global technology company, and assisting businesses and regions to conform business practices to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and industry best practices. Provide regular reporting, status updates, impact assessments, technical advice and other necessary information to the company's executive leadership as part of the global privacy program and in response to development of the company's businesses. Perform special projects as assigned.

The candidate should preferably have CIPP certification or other equivalent privacy certification, with working knowledge of the requirements, regulations and legislation to implement an effective global privacy program, preferably for a technology/software company. Law degree from a recognized, accredited institution is desirable. Must have 3+ years of experience focused on data privacy and security, with experience working in ethics and compliance. Technology and international experience strongly preferred. Must have experience managing the global privacy function at a multinational company preferably in the technology, enterprise software or cloud computing industries. Should have knowledge of current dynamics in the enterprise software and technology industry, including without limitation, the industry shift to cloud-based technology offerings and software-as-a-service. Familiarity with ISO/IEC 27001:2014, NIST 800-53, European Union (EU) Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (and the forthcoming EU Data Protection Regulation), the US-EU and US-Swiss Safe Harbor programs, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), FCRA and FACTA required. Ability to analyze and translate policy into practical business processes essential.
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