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Data Privacy Attorney in Eagan, MN

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Company name

Thomson Reuters

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Data Privacy

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Eagan, MN

Date Last Verified

Jun 29,2018

Posted on

Jun 14,2018

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Senior Privacy Counsel The candidate will be responsible for leading and managing the privacy agenda globally. This involves responsibility for for firm's global data protection governance framework as well as overseeing and directing all ongoing activities related to the development, implementation, maintenance of, and adherence to firm's policies and procedures covering data privacy in compliance with relevant laws globally. Expected to influence, collaborate and engage with senior management both to provide strategic input on privacy and to report on compliance and represent the company with regulators, policy makers and the wider Data Privacy community. Manages a small globally focused team. Manage the day-to-day implementation of firm's Global Privacy Guidelines and provide development guidance and assist in the identification, implementation, and maintenance of other information privacy policies, procedures and guidance where required to support the implementation of the Global Privacy Guidelines. Manage existing processes and help create new processes reflecting evolving legal requirements related to the collection and use of personal information, data subject complaints, data subject access requests, and personal data transfers. Perform information privacy risk assessments and conduct related ongoing compliance monitoring activities in coordination with firm's’ other compliance and operational assessment functions. Participate in the development, implementation, and ongoing compliance monitoring of trading partner and business associate agreements, to ensure privacy concerns, requirements, and responsibilities are addressed. Initiate, facilitate and promote activities to foster information privacy awareness within the organization and to business associates, and other appropriate third parties. Provide practical expert advice on privacy issues related to complex business matters and key commercial contracts. Lead or direct various workstreams for privacy compliance globally. Maintain management information and report on data privacy incidents and complaints. Initiate, facilitate and promote activities to foster education and aware on privacy and data protection obligations and responsibilities throughout firm' Partner and collaborate with Enterprise Operations and Technology, Businesses and Legal colleagues to deliver privacy throughout the organisation. Keep abreast of developments in data privacy legislation and prepare communications for the business on key issues which may have an impact upon firm. Ability to manage multiple priorities with tight deadlines and thrives in a fast-paced environment. Effective manager with ability to develop and lead a collaborative global team.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have Law Degree. Must have 10 years of experience or equivalent in dealing with data privacy legal and compliance issues in a commercial environment. Relevant qualifications such as CIPP/US, CIPP/EU, CIPM certifications desireable. Must be well-versed in and able to provide practical advice on matters involving European, US and APAC laws; wider knowledge of global data privacy laws is also highly desirable. Must have proven experience of developing trusted relationships with business and functional stakeholder and influencing and negotiating across a matrix organization. Must have experience of leading and managing a small team of professionals.

Additional info

Ref JREQ106083

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Thomson Reuters
610 Opperman Drive
Eagan, MN 55123