Legal Counsel Director, Privacy (Hingham)

Compensation

: $157,450.00 - $157,450.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Legal



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You will:

  • Provide strategic legal counsel and privacy advice to key internal business partners (e.g. Human Resources, Sales Operations and Marketing, Product Engineering) and work to understand their business processes, applications, projects and technologies to ensure compliance with privacy laws and embed privacy and data security requirements and controls into projects, products and services.
  • Interact with key business partners and provide creative and thoughtful legal advice and support to the business while mitigating legal risks and ensuring adherence to corporate policies, as well as laws and regulations.
  • Work as part of a broader privacy and cyber security team overseeing and drafting privacy and data security policies, notices, standards, controls and other practices cross functionally as part of matrixed global business operations.
  • Draft, review and support commercial negotiations regarding data privacy and data security contractual provisions in a wide variety of commercial agreements to ensure the company complies with cross-border data transfer restrictions and data localization requirements with respect to both intra-company transfers and transfers to third parties.
  • Participate in a key role to support the BlackBerry Incident Response Team in the review, coordination and management of potential privacy or data security incidents, including investigations, notifications, and other resolution efforts.
  • Develop, review, and enable delivery of focused privacy training materials, including customer facing materials, to raise awareness about BlackBerry?s privacy and data security program, data handling practices, procedures and legal obligations.
  • Oversee the customer facing privacy mailbox and manage responses from customers, partners, and queries from regulatory agencies.
  • Work with the Data Protection Officer and Cyber Security team to provide guidance and review data protection impact assessments for products, services and business processes.
  • Participate in and support efforts of audit and assess the effectiveness of compliance efforts.
  • Monitor current and evolving statutes, regulations, and case law to identify legal issues of critical importance to the company.

Working as the Legal Counsel Director, (Privacy and Data Security), you will be a self-starter and play a key role in supporting, advising and growing BlackBerry?s multifaceted global Privacy and Data Security Governance program. This is a multifaceted position and highly visible role with the opportunity for growth. You will advise on privacy issues concerning diverse and cutting-edge technology innovations focusing on products, business processes, licensing, service agreements, partner transactions (both software re-sellers and vendors) and provide
general legal regulatory support for the business. You will collaborate regularly with other members of the BlackBerry global legal and cyber security teams on data privacy, security issues, privacy compliance and other business matters. The role is internal and at times customer facing. You will have significant opportunity to resolve complex privacy and data protection issues affecting all aspects of the BlackBerry organization. You will collaborate closely with multiple stakeholders and will report to the Senior Director, Legal Counsel, Regulatory and Privacy and BlackBerry Data Protection Officer based in Arlington, VA as well as other members of the BlackBerry Legal and Cyber Security teams.
In return for your talent and enthusiasm, we will allow you to thrive in a dynamic environment, work alongside outstanding colleagues, and provide an attractive compensation & benefits package. In short, you bring the talent and we provide the environment, tools and resources for you to succeed, win big and accelerate your professional growth & development.

  • Provide strategic legal counsel and privacy advice to key internal business partners (e.g. Human Resources, Sales Operations and Marketing, Product Engineering) and work to understand their business processes, applications, projects and technologies to ensure compliance with privacy laws and embed privacy and data security requirements and controls into projects, products and services.
  • Interact with key business partners and provide creative and thoughtful legal advice and support to the business while mitigating legal risks and ensuring adherence to corporate policies, as well as laws and regulations.
  • Work as part of a broader privacy and cyber security team overseeing and drafting privacy and data security policies, notices, standards, controls and other practices cross functionally as part of matrixed global business operations.
  • Draft, review and support commercial negotiations regarding data privacy and data security contractual provisions in a wide variety of commercial agreements to ensure the company complies with cross-border data transfer restrictions and data localization requirements with respect to both intra-company transfers and transfers to third parties.
  • Participate in a key role to support the BlackBerry Incident Response Team in the review, coordination and management of potential privacy or data security incidents, including investigations, notifications, and other resolution efforts.
  • Develop, review, and enable delivery of focused privacy training materials, including customer facing materials, to raise awareness about BlackBerry?s privacy and data security program, data handling practices, procedures and legal obligations.
  • Oversee the customer facing privacy mailbox and manage responses from customers, partners, and queries from regulatory agencies.
  • Work with the Data Protection Officer and Cyber Security team to provide guidance and review data protection impact assessments for products, services and business processes.
  • Participate in and support efforts of audit and assess the effectiveness of compliance efforts.
  • Monitor current and evolving statutes, regulations, and case law to identify legal issues of critical importance to the company.

You will already be an accomplished business-focused privacy counsel and you will have the following:

  • Strong knowledge of global privacy regimes (GDPR, PIPEDA, US Sectoral areas) and keen interest in staying abreast of global privacy developments. CIPP certifications a plus but not mandatory (e.g. CIPP-E).
  • Experience working as a trusted advisor, excellent judgment and good business sense.
  • Multifaceted privacy experience with large enterprise and/or global software & services organizations.
  • The proven ability to use your knowledge to help the business deal with privacy related matters.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment while organizing and managing multiple responsibilities and projects with competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with internal departments, as well as external clients and vendors.
  • Experience working with, and presenting to, cross functional teams and clients.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop strong relationships across all levels of the organization, a positive attitude, thoughtfulness as well as collaboration and creativity.

Interested in hearing more? Then we would love to hear from you.

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