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EMEA Privacy Counsel with a growing US Tech – Dublin OR London

Dublin, Ireland | Full Time

Reference: EL0029

PQE: 3yrs+

Consultant: Liam Taaffe

Our client is a US cloud‑based platform that was recently listed as one of the World’s Most Admired Technology Companies. This dynamic and fast-growing tech business offers exceptional solutions which create innovative digital workflows enabling 80% of the Fortune 500 to exceed productivity levels. With unforeseen business growth developing across The UK and EMEA, they now seek an experienced privacy lawyer to join their dynamic legal team.

You will be based in West London or Dublin, with the option to work remotely 3-4 days per week, where you’ll have a direct report to the Director, Privacy Counsel (EMEA).  You will work as part of a Global Team on a broad range of privacy and data protection matters across the EMEA jurisdiction focusing on strategic privacy goals and providing operational legal support on processes organization. This is an opportunity to play a key role with guidance on various privacy matters across multiple departments i.e. global marketing, procurement, product teams, sales, human resources and the governance, risk and compliance team, in conjunction with the Global Privacy team. You will assist the commercial legal team by reviewing and negotiating privacy-related agreements, (e.g. DPAs and Data Sharing Agreements, SCCs), in support of global sales transactions and procurement. As this role is quite broad, you’ll have the opportunity to assist with privacy-related due diligence and privacy impact assessments in M&A transactions, whilst supporting privacy training for various groups within the company. As this business is a SaaS/Cloud business you’ll assist IT and Legal teams with the transfer of data and advise on the possible risks which may impact the business whilst ensuring the business is adhering to GDPR guidelines in relation to international data transfer developments.

The ideal candidate will have experience in advising Software and IT Developers who lack the understanding and implications of GDPR and Privacy law matters which impact the design of their innovative products. Must have at least 2.5yrs PQE and be ideally UK or Irish Qualified (dual UK/EU preferred) with legal training from a top-tier Privacy Team of an internationally acclaimed Law Firm. Candidates with current in-house or recent secondment privacy/GDPR experience gained from a multinational tech corporation will be preferred. To succeed you’ll need more than a legal brain and strong academics as this Privacy Team requires a legal professional who is naturally pragmatic where you’re comfortable to review and advise on newly created products.

The EMEA Head of Privacy was hired into this business by “EMEA Legal Recruitment” and like all our candidates, he’s a lovely Irish guy who really protects his team and helps them nurture their careers, so what more do you want??? The choice is yours, a miserable Partner in a Law Firm as your Boss or work for a lovely Boss in a US Tech business with flexible working….. the difference is night and day!! 

For further details please contact Liam Taaffe – liam@emea.legal
“Best not to call him as he never shuts up – it’s an Irish thing!”

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