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Associate Counsel, Data Privacy

Posted May 29
Full Time
HybridSan Francisco, California

Company Overview:

At Sephora we inspire our customers, empower our teams, and help them become the best versions of themselves.  We create an environment where people are valued, and differences are celebrated. Every day, our teams across the world bring to life our purpose: to expand the way the world sees beauty by empowering the Extra Ordinary in each of us.  We are united by a common goal - to reimagine the future of beauty.


The Opportunity:

Your role at Sephora:
Sephora’s Legal team is seeking a creative, agile, and diligent attorney to join the Privacy Team as Associate Counsel, Data Privacy. As an integral member of the Legal Department, this role will help in implementing and ensuring compliance with Sephora’s privacy program and reports to Counsel, Data Privacy. In addition, you will: 

  • Work with internal clients and legal colleagues to negotiate data processing agreements, and other privacy-related agreements; contribute to the improvement of standard forms of agreements, alternate language playbooks, and internal resource documents with respect to privacy and data processing matters;
  • Support program updates, expansion, and remediation; assist in managing company compliance with relevant privacy and data protection laws, including implementation of new requirements; help triage and respond to privacy incidents and data subject requests; assist with regulatory and litigation response; help develop and deliver presentations and materials for ongoing privacy awareness;
  • Monitor relevant privacy and data protection laws and enforcement activities to ensure ongoing compliance, track emerging risks and assist with policy creation and other program materials;
  • Assist in the management and completion of data privacy impact assessments, vendor assessments, and other similar assessments intended to support the company’s data privacy by design initiatives; support the maintenance of the data inventory, as well as development and intake of new data maps.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of privacy policies and processes; maintain and improve processes and workflows; support maintenance of online privacy policies;
  • Advise the business in assessing and responding to data privacy risks related to relevant functions; advance a positive spirit of solution-oriented partnership and collaboration with internal clients, internal legal colleagues, and outside counsel.
  • Work with tech teams to clarify legal requirements for maintenance of privacy enterprise tool;
  • Help foster a culture of privacy and drive privacy awareness and education.


We’re excited about you if you have:

  • 3 years’ privacy law experience;
  • CIPP/US certification preferred; Working knowledge of U.S. federal, state, and international privacy law, including CCPA, CPRA, GDPR, PIPEDA, online behavioral advertising principles, and breach notification laws;
  • Strong academic credentials and training at a major national law firm; in-house experience a plus;
  • California bar membership;
  • Approachable and patient with internal clients; with passion for providing excellent customer service;
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, effectively prioritize multiple projects simultaneously under time-sensitive deadlines, and adapt quickly to changing priorities;
  • Strong project management skills with an emphasis on being detail oriented and organized;
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with cross-functional teams;
  • Enthusiasm for taking on new and additional responsibilities as business and team needs evolve; and
  • Passion for continuous learning and professional development, with flexibility and willingness to dive into any projects requiring support.

The annual base salary range for this position is $138,000.00 - $155,000.00 The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include, as applicable, the applicant’s qualifications for the position; years of relevant experience; specific and unique skills; level of education attained; certifications or other professional licenses held; other legitimate, non-discriminatory business factors specific to the position; and the geographic location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will perform the job.  Individuals employed in this position may also be eligible to earn bonuses.  Sephora offers a generous benefits package to full-time employees, which includes comprehensive health, dental and vision plans; a superior 401(k) plan, various paid time off programs; employee discount/perks; life insurance; disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; and an employee referral bonus program. This job will be posted for a minimum of 5 days.


While at Sephora, you’ll enjoy… 


  • The people. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented leaders and teams – people you can be proud to work with.  
  • The learning. We invest in training and developing our teams, and you will continue evolving and building your skills through personalized career plans.
  • The culture. As a leading beauty retailer within the LVMH family, our reach is broad, and our impact is global. It is in our DNA to innovate and, at Sephora, all 40,000 passionate team members across 35 markets and 3,000+ stores, are united by a common goal - to reimagine the future of beauty.


You can unleash your creativity, because we’ve got disruptive spirit. You can learn and evolve, because we empower you to be your best. You can be yourself, because you are what sets us apart. This, is the future of beauty. Reimagine your future, at Sephora.


Sephora is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, military/veteran status, or disability status. Sephora is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities.


Sephora will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.