Privacy Counsel

DigiCertLehi, UtahFull TimeRemote


About DigiCert:

DigiCert is the world's premier provider of high-assurance digital certificates. Since our founding in 2003, we've been driven by the idea of finding a better way. A better way to provide authentication on the internet. A better way to tailor solutions to our customers' needs. A better way to enrich our employees' lives with opportunities to create the unexpected. Some people just want a job – others want to transform themselves and the connected world we live in. If you're the latter, join us in finding better ways to help people believe in their digital interactions.

Role Description:

DigiCert's mission is to create and support relationships of trust in the digital world. As part of that mission, we are committed to building a best-in-class data privacy program and are looking for Privacy Counsel to play an integral part in that effort. You will be DigiCert's expert on data privacy regulations, compliance requirements and best practices around the world. You will advise the operations managers of our data privacy program and assess the compliance of the program with applicable law and standards and help identify gaps and areas for improvement. You will be an enthusiastic data privacy advocate throughout our organization and help represent DigiCert's data privacy efforts to our customers and to the public. You will report to DigiCert's Data Privacy Officer.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain expertise in global data privacy law
  • Be aware of worldwide legal developments in data privacy and related areas
  • Research data privacy-related legal topics
  • Advise privacy program management on compliance requirements and best practices
  • Assess and benchmark DigiCert's data privacy compliance efforts and recommend measures to improve program elements and remedy gaps
  • Inform and train management and other stakeholders on data privacy compliance requirements and related topics
  • Negotiate and draft customer and vendor privacy agreements
  • Train customer and vendor contracts personnel on dealing with contractual privacy terms and issues
  • Draft privacy notices and policies, training materials, memoranda, white papers, data sheets and other privacy-related documents
  • Respond to customer questionnaires and requests for information about DigiCert privacy compliance
  • Understand DigiCert products, technologies, customer relationships and internal processes to better understand and advise on data privacy matters
  • Advocate for privacy responsibility and Privacy by Design in DigiCert products and programs
  • Assist in responding to non-routine complaints and concerns raised by customers, regulators and other data subjects
  • Communicate with and respond to government regulators regarding privacy matters
  • Assist with formal privacy complaints and privacy litigation
  • Advise and train on data breach readiness and response, including drafting and helping implement policies and procedures and guiding tabletop exercises and simulations
  • Interface with and manage outside privacy counsel, consultants and auditors
  • Prepare data breach reports, as necessary, and provide communications and guidance on dealing with data incidents
  • Help promote and represent DigiCert data privacy interests in public and industry forums through drafting and commenting on articles, news items, social media posts, webinars, white papers, etc.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

Role Requirements:

  • J.D.
  • 3-5 years' experience in advising clients on data privacy matters or advising on or managing in-house data privacy compliance efforts
  • Working expertise in at least one and familiarity with a wide range of privacy law and regulation around the world (e.g., GDPR, CCPA, LGPD, PIPEDA, APPI, PIPL, etc.)
  • Very strong writing and legal document/policy drafting skills
  • Strong written and verbal advocacy skills
  • Strongly self-motivated and focused on learning and developing skills and expertise
  • Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working both independently and in a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with project management

About you:

  • You are comfortable working independently and collaborating with a team
  • You are ambitious with a thirst for knowledge
  • You are enthusiastic about data privacy and want a forum to advocate for greater privacy responsibility
  • You are a tech-savvy self-starter with great problem-solving skills
  • You are humble and willing to take direction and learn from others, and in turn share your knowledge in a respectful manner
  • You are organized, responsive, and persistent with good follow-through
  • You have the ability to develop great rapport with others

Bonus Experience:

  • Expertise in/familiarity with non-legislative privacy frameworks and standards (i.e., NIST, GAPP, ISO)
  • Privacy certification such as CIPP
  • Knowledge or experience with digital certificate industry
  • Proficiency in German and/or other major European languages

DigiCert Benefits:

DigiCert offers a competitive benefits package for all of our full-time employees. If you want to know more about them, please reach out to us at Life@digicert.com.

To learn about our culture please visit -> https://www.linkedin.com/company/digicert-inc-/life/culture/?viewAsMember=true

DigiCert is an Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, DigiCert prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran's status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified person with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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