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Counsel, Privacy and Data Security

Posted Nov 10
Full Time

About the team

Zillow Group’s Legal & Compliance is a team of skilled professionals and fun people who enjoy working in a collegial environment within an innovative, fast-paced tech, real estate, and media company!

About the role

Our team is looking for a driven, creative privacy and data security attorney with the experience to help guide a dynamic, varied organization through its next phase of growth. This lawyer works hand-in-hand with the compliance team in support of Zillow’s Privacy program and through this Privacy program, will provide counseling and guidance on how Zillow collects and uses personal data; review contracts; and be one of the leaders for ensuring the company complies with all applicable privacy laws.

In this role, you will provide legal support for Zillow’s Privacy program, closely collaborating with members of the Privacy Compliance team as you:

  • Counsel clients within and outside L&C on the privacy implications of existing and proposed services, products, and other customer offerings.

  • Work with L&C and business clients and product teams to develop solutions and achieve business goals while incorporating privacy concepts such as transparency, accountability, and individual choice.

  • Review customer-facing services, offerings, projects, products, and initiatives, to incorporate Privacy by Design principles into Zillow’s product development process.

  • Collaborate with, support, and educate key business team members on data privacy expectations during product development and improvement cycles.

  • Draft and negotiate vendor and partner contract provisions related to the collection, processing, and sharing of personal information and manage reviews conducted by outside counsel.

  • Conduct and manage research projects regarding  novel data-protection matters and ensure distribution of content to relevant stakeholders.  

  • Support the Privacy Compliance team’s Privacy Impact Assessments.

  • Advise the Privacy Program and Privacy Engineering on Zillow’s Data Subject Access Request processes.

  • Monitor changes to laws, regulatory expectations, and enforcement trends, and collaborate with Government Relations to assess their effect on Zillow’s business.

  • Maintain subject matter expertise of applicable laws and regulations such as FCRA, FACTA, TCPA, TSR, CAN-SPAM, GLBA, HIPAA, and state-level privacy laws such as the CPRA. Familiarity and experience with international privacy laws, including PIPEDA, CASL, and GDPR, is a plus.

  • Support Zillow Group’s response to third-party subpoenas and government requests for user data.

  • Develop guidance, training, and thought leadership as needed for internal audiences.

  • Build and maintain strong and collaborative relationships with internal and external collaborators.

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. “Remote” employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role.

In California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York and Washington the standard base pay range for this role is $124,700.00 - $199,300.00 Annually. This base pay range is specific to California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York and Washington and may not be applicable to other locations.

In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location.

Who you are

What you bring to the role

  • Demonstrated expertise in advising business clients regarding data privacy and security issues, and a dedication to developing practical solutions for business clients.

  • Solid understanding of how the legal landscape affects business processes, and the role in-house counsel plays in helping business clients achieve their goals.

  • Creative and pragmatic problem-solving that helps our product teams identify and anticipate issues early in the product development cycle.

  • Experience drafting and negotiating contract terms relating to data collection and processing and collaborating with transactional teams to successfully complete deals.

  • Ability to operate independently and own your work.

  • Track record of forming and maintaining strong partner relationships.

  • Experience in monitoring privacy trends and developments and translating them into practical guidance or requirements.

  • Effectiveness in a remote work environment through self-motivation, clear communication, and management of your workload and schedule.

  • Strong project management and organizational skills, and a working technical knowledge of data systems.

Your Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will possess a JD with a minimum 3-5 years of legal experience in data privacy, admitted in the state of residence with active bar license, in good standing, and up to date with current CLE requirements. CIPP certification is a major plus. In-house experience is preferred but not required.

Get to know us

Zillow is reimagining real estate to make home a reality for more and more people.

As the most-visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow® and its affiliates help movers find and win their home through digital solutions, first class partners, and easier buying, selling, financing and renting experiences. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help make it easier to move. The work we do helps people get home and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making home a reality for more and more people.

Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction are supported by a deep-rooted culture of innovation, our passion to redefine the employee experience, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverages as well as parental leave, family benefits, retirement contributions, and paid time off. We’re also setting the standard for work experiences of the future, where our employees are supported in doing their best work and living a flexible, well-balanced life. But don’t just take our word for it. Read recent reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index, and TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at

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