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Privacy Paralegal

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Legal Staff

Valid Through

Jul 21, 2021

Posted on

Apr 07, 2021

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


Sacramento, CA, United States

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Data Privacy >> Data Privacy
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Privacy Paralegal
Duties: Will help track, manage, and organize privacy-related legal notices that provides to guests and partners – on website, in stores, within mobile app, and beyond. Will independently gather information needed from other departments to help Privacy Counsel continue growing and documenting privacy program. May include assisting counsel with documenting and updating website policies, terms and conditions, internal policies, and training materials related to the handling of personal information; maintaining an overall index of privacy program materials; and using a wide array of Company systems to verify that deletion and access requests are handled accurately and timely. Will assist with various projects to support compliance with privacy laws, including the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), such as helping to improve intern l procedures for processing requests to delete or access information. May be called on to work with cross-functional teams to help update data retention policies and procedures; assist with data inventory maintenance; and help the business understand and operationalize new legal requirements, including the CPRA. May be responsible for using third-party software and tools to manage and resolve privacy requests. If litigation arises, you may be called on to compile, review, and organize information, materials, documents, reports or evidence for privacy-related litigation matters. Will use Pacer and Westlaw to access court decisions and dockets; retrieve court documents; and report on pending cases. Will partner closely with legal and compliance team members, and the Information Security team, to support Privacy Impact Assessment process, prepare for the CPRA, and support other projects tied to privacy and legal issues. Will independently interact with counsel, vendors, employees, and business partners to gather information about existing and new vendor relationships. Will partner with counsel to review, process, and finalize privacy-related contract amendments. Will help manage, track, index, and monitor the status of all existing and new contracts involving privacy issues or personal information. Will be creating and maintaining a master index of these agreements, and managing partners and vendors in finalizing and executing privacy-related contracts. Will prepare reports, correspondence and memoranda and other documents to support the legal team as needed. Will conduct routine and specific legal and factual information research and data compilation; assist with internal and external communications related to legal matters; and assist with other projects and duties as assigned. Will maintain professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest developments in privacy law and in other related areas. Under the general direction of the Privacy Counsel, is expected to perform ongoing legal and administrative tasks, with minimal direction and guidance, and collaborate with members of all departments on various projects. May receive projects directly from other attorneys in the Legal Department. Will be responsible for exercising discretion and independent judgment when performing job duties and must display a high degree of ethics, integrity, professionalism, and respect.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Firsthand privacy and CCPA experience is strongly preferred. A college degree is required, plus 3-5 years of progressively responsible paralegal experience in a corporate legal department or law firm environment. Candidates should have a strong background in privacy, business litigation, complex litigation, class action defense, or compliance. A paralegal certification from an accredited paralegal program is required. Must have strong knowledge of general legal terminology and legal principles. Must have demonstrated strong ability to engage in project management; perform legal research; understand contracts; and to use modern office equipment, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic research tools such as PACER and Westlaw. Must have exceptional ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; to negotiate effectively; and be able to professionally interact with colleagues, vendors and customers. Must be able to prepare accurate and complete work product; organize and prioritize workload and meet multiple coinciding deadlines; understand and follow written and oral directions and establish and maintain effective working relations with others. Must be able to professionally interact with all levels of colleagues and management, outside counsel, consultants, and regulatory agencies, in the performance of job duties.

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