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Years of Experience
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General Counsel Responsibilities: Establish and manage Academyâ€™s global privacy and data security program to minimize risk and promote compliance with applicable laws and regulations in the US and abroad. Develop and maintain effective policies, procedures, and supporting documentation to demonstrate compliance. Build and maintain program for how we safely and securely handle personal information of users both in the US and abroad. Advise product teams on how to address privacy and security requirements in the design of our products. Advise marketing and partnerships team on behavioral tracking and data sharing policies and practices. Stay on top of changes in privacy / data security laws and regulations, and proactively evaluate implications for Khan Academy and how to address. Engage with policy makers, regulatory authorities, and districts / schools on privacy issues. Lead incident management as needed, including identifying best practices and collaborating with internal stakeholders to resolve issues. Partner with business development team on negotiating and drafting strategic partnership agreements. Advise CEO, COO, and Senior Leadership team on key legal issues for the company.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: JD and technology experience required. Degrees and/or certificates in Data Security and/or Privacy preferred. International experience a plus. 10+ years of experience dealing with privacy, security, and data protection issues in a technology environment. Extensive knowledge and experience analyzing and applying federal and state laws related to privacy and data protection such as COPPA. Working knowledge of international privacy laws. Outstanding strategic thinking and business acumen with the ability to balance principles and data along with judgment to solve for whatâ€™s best for Khan Academy and our users. Demonstrated leadership and creative problem solver with a proven track record of leading cross-functional teams to tackle challenging problems in an innovative manner. A willingness to get into the details, roll up your sleeves, and help the team get the work done; manage various pro-bono partners on many of the general legal issues Khan Academy faces. Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including helping non-experts understand applicable regulations and requirements and influencing cross-functional leaders. Deep experience structuring and negotiating partnership agreements. Bias for action and desire to work in a fast-paced environment. Collaborative and team-oriented working style. Passion for education and a desire to make a difference.
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