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ProfileLegal Counsel and DDPO The candidate develops, implements and maintains the Company’s Privacy and Data Protection policies, processes and procedures. Monitors changes in Privacy and Data Protection laws and regulations globally to ensure Company adaptation and compliance, including all required country registrations. Provides legal advice regarding the implications of new privacy and data protection laws and regulations globally that impact the Company`s business. Identifies and implements data privacy best practices. Provides strategic guidance to Departments/Business Units in the design and evaluation of Privacy and Data Protection related tools and projects (e.g., privacy-by-design). Establishes a mechanism to track access and retention of protected health information maintained by the Company. Develops, implements and delivers Privacy and Data Protection communications and training. Collaborates with Information Security to ensure alignment between Cyber Security and Privacy and Data Protection practices. Oversees conduct of data protection impact assessments and provides support such assessments. Collaborates with the contracting functions on the drafting, review and negotiation of Privacy and Data Protection matters related to customer and third party contracts (e.g., data transfer agreements, privacy notices/policies). In coordination with the Global Privacy and Data Protection Officer/senior counsel, serve or support activities with regulatory and data protection authorities for matters relating to privacy and data protection. Implements and oversees a process for receiving, documenting, tracking, investigating and acting on all internal and external Privacy and Data Protection requests (e.g., changes to/deletion of information from systems) and complaints. Investigates complaints about breaches of applicable regulations. Maintains a log of incidents of remedial actions. In collaboration with other Company departments (e.g., Information Security, Corporate Quality and Vendor Management) establishes an internal and external Privacy and Data Protection monitoring and audit program. Manages the collection, analysis and reporting of Privacy and Data Protection program data and metrics for continuous process improvement. Participates in client meetings, sponsor audits and regulatory inspections for questions related to Privacy and Data Protection. Participate in data security incident responses affecting the Company. Coordinates cross-functionally to provide data privacy support and guidance with respect to the Company’s records management program. Completion of law school with a JD degree or LL.B. degree and admission to the Bar and in good standing in at least one jurisdiction in the United States are required. Should have 5+ years of legal experience as a practicing attorney, with at least 2 of those years advising on global data protection/ privacy laws and requirements. Experience as in-house counsel is strongly preferred. Experience with U.S. and international privacy program development and management preferred, with particular emphasis in the healthcare and clinical research environments are needed. Knowledge of US and European privacy and data protection laws, regulations and best practices is essential.
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