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Counsel, Privacy & Data Governance

Company name

Applied Materials, Inc.

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Date Last Verified

Sep 24, 2020

Valid Through

Jan 07, 2021

Posted on

Sep 15, 2020

Years of Experience

4-7 yrs required


Santa Clara, CA, United States

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Practice Area
Data Privacy >> Data Privacy
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Counsel, Privacy & Data Governance
Duties: Advise on compliance best practices across all aspects of global data protection laws, including employee data, business data analytics, data retention, use/sharing, data security and data breaches. Partner with business and engineering teams to implement privacy and data controls, and evangelize privacy best practices for customer, employee, partner, and vendor personal information. Prepare and manage the implementation of internal and customer-facing privacy and data governance policies and related communications. Creatively build upon and drive awareness around privacy and data security issues, including developing and delivering training on relevant privacy, data security, and data governance-related matters. Review collection, use, and transfers of data and draft privacy policies and disclosures. Assess and respond to potential privacy and security risks and regulatory requirements. Support the negotiation of contractual clauses relating to privacy and data protection. Develop and enhance workflows and processes for proactively addressing and responding to privacy- and data governance-related matters. Help evolve and refine Applied Materials’ data governance and protection strategy, including records management, policies, and procedures while ensuring alignment with privacy and security policies. Monitor and advise on the potential business impact of new, pending or proposed federal, state, and foreign legislation, rules and regulations, as well as industry developments and trends, related to privacy, data security, and data governance that may affect the company and its operations. Develop and maintain a strong knowledge of the products and objectives of the company. Efficiently leverage outside counsel in areas of coverage within budget.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: J.D. from an accredited law school and 2+ years of relevant experience, with both in-house and top-tier law firm experience, with substantial focus on employee privacy and data security legal and compliance issues. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, impeccable integrity, good judgment, strong analytical skills, flexible, pragmatic, and a keen sense of humor. Collaborative by nature and able to build strong partnerships. Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and ability to manage and prioritize a diverse and complex workload. Ability to influence beyond authority in a complex and matrixed organization. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement global, enterprise-wide policies and practices. Demonstrated ability to support and collaborate cross-functionally (IT, business units, etc.). CIPP, CIPP-E strongly preferred. CISSP or technical/systems background a huge plus. In depth knowledge of domestic and global privacy laws and regulations, including GDPR and CCPA. Experience with data privacy impact assessments, risk assessments, and data mapping. Familiarity with cybersecurity standards and frameworks. Experience advising multiple stakeholders across an organization, including R&D, IT/Information Security, Marketing, and Sales. Should have 4-7 years of PQE.

Additional info

Ref: R2015512

Company info

Hirring Coordinator
Applied Materials, Inc.
3050 Bowers Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95054-3299

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