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Director of Privacy Policy (Brussels)

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is a leading global privacy and data policy think tank working at the intersection of law, policy and technology with membership comprised of more than 80+ multinational companies across all industry sectors. Throughout our twenty-year existence, we have worked with industry leaders, regulators and policy-makers worldwide to shape and develop law, policy and organizational best practices addressing data privacy and responsible data use in our pursuit to help enable the modern information age. CIPL’s leadership and staff are globally recognized data privacy thought leaders. They include former senior public and private sector professionals with extensive global and national experience in developing, interpreting, implementing and enforcing laws, policies and corporate privacy programs relevant to the data economy.

CIPL is looking for a Director of Privacy Policy to join our team in our Brussels office. This person will partner with our dynamic, global team of privacy experts based in London, Brussels and Washington, DC on a wide-range of leading-edge privacy and data protection topics. The role reports to CIPL’s President and CIPL’s Vice President.  

About the Role:
The primary purpose of the Director of Privacy Policy is to contribute to the definition of CIPL’s strategy and the advancement of CIPL policy priorities in Europe. The Director of Privacy Policy will also work closely with the CIPL global team of privacy experts based in London, Brussels and Washington, DC to develop strategies and implement project plans to advance CIPL’s global policy agenda.

The Director of Privacy Policy will focus on a wide range of leading-edge privacy- and data policy-related topics in EU and UK, including, but not limited to, artificial intelligence, data ethics and governance, corporate digital responsibility, data sharing, international data flows, privacy enhancing technologies, implementation of data protection laws, accountability-based information management, children’s data, regulatory strategy and oversight, regulatory sandboxes, and the broader EU and UK digital policy agendas.

Day-to-day Responsibilities and Accountabilities Include:

  • Interact and communicate regularly with CIPL members on different CIPL projects and work-streams, as well as on law, policy and best practices development in EU and UK.
  • Collect CIPL member input on relevant topics and draft white papers or respond to public consultations.
  • Conduct empirical research on organizational best practices with CIPL members, analyse findings and write benchmark reports.
  • Monitor and analyse EU and UK privacy and data protection laws and policy, as well as related digital and data policy developments and assess their impact on CIPL and its members.
  • Identify opportunities for CIPL engagement with members, regulators and policy makers in Europe and globally.
  • Engage with regulatory authorities, policy makers, government officials, professional associations, key opinion leaders and academics to raise CIPL visibility in the EU and UK and communicate CIPL’s key messages and policy positions in the EU and UK.
  • Define, structure and lead roundtables and discussions on relevant topics to advance CIPL’s policy positions and thought leadership.
  • Prepare summaries and talking points on key European developments for the CIPL team, CIPL’s Vice President and CIPL President.
  • Lead or contribute to special strategic privacy and data policy consulting projects.
  • Assist with special projects and any other work assignments from the CIPL’s President and Vice President.

About You:

You will have:

  • Superb writing, analytical, and public speaking skills and ability to distill and present complex information and concepts in a clear and persuasive way.
  • Excellent knowledge of the European legislative, regulatory and policy environments in relation to privacy and broader data and digital issues, with existing track record of contacts/collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Ability to conduct and lead research on emerging data privacy laws, policy and organisational best practices and related legal developments.
  • Strong understanding of data driven innovation and technology trends and/or computer science.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal skills, entrepreneurial spirit and proactive attitude and eagerness to learn and collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent business acumen, command of the global corporate environment and practical knowledge/experience in data protection compliance and implementing a privacy management program.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or law degree preferred.
  • At least 10 years of data protection and privacy experience (private sector; government; regulatory agency; consultancy; trade association; law firm or think-tank).
  • Experience writing public consultation responses, white papers or articles on issues related to privacy and data protection law and policy.
  • Excellent command of English both written and oral.
  • Knowledge of additional languages (French, German, Dutch; Spanish) is a plus.

Other Qualifications: 
Availability and willingness to work hours as needed to meet critical deadlines. Strong commitment to client service excellence and teamwork. Must possess the highest standards of ethical conduct and professionalism. Must act as catalyst for change, drive and own results. Creative and innovative. Willingness to work across time zones and across cultures. Excellent communication skills (oral, written and listening) and ability to collaborate effectively with diverse group of professionals. Sound judgment and flexibility. Ability to work well under pressure, patience, diplomacy, high stress tolerance, excellent interpersonal communication skills, ability to prioritize workload and adapt to changing conditions. Frequent travel may be required. Visual acuity needed to process and read extensive written communications. Ability to receive and convey detailed information through oral communication. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications. Essential competency processes include language ability, reasoning and memory. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must possess the abilities or aptitudes to proficiently perform each of the responsibilities and accountabilities described above, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Interested candidates should apply to Jennifer Kerrigan at jkerrigan@hunton.com with a Curriculum Vitae and Cover Email/Letter.

 


International Energy & Infrastructure Practice Coordinator (London)

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, an international law firm, is actively recruiting an International Energy & Infrastructure Practice Coordinator in our London office. This professional staff position coordinates information flow between the London, US, Tokyo and Dubai offices on combined Energy & Infrastructure client matters. The successful candidate works to assist the partners from across these geographies, to facilitate the complete lifecycle of these Energy & Infrastructure engagements, ensuring information flows and matter insights.

Minimum Qualifications include, but are not limited to, a college degree or equivalent work experience, a minimum of three years’ experience in a professional services and/or law firm environment, proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and experience with informational databases.

Interested candidates should apply to Jo Lorimer at jlorimer@HuntonAK.com with a Curriculum Vitae and Cover Email/Letter.


Privacy Analyst

Who We Are:
The Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is a leading global privacy and data policy think tank working at the intersection of law, policy and technology with membership comprised of more than 80+ multinational companies across all industry sectors. Throughout our twenty-year existence, we have worked with industry leaders, regulators and policy-makers worldwide to shape and develop law, policy and organizational best practices addressing data privacy and responsible data use in our pursuit to help enable the modern information age. CIPL’s leadership and staff are globally recognized data privacy thought leaders. They include former senior public and private sector professionals with extensive global and national experience in developing, interpreting, implementing and enforcing laws, policies and corporate privacy programs relevant to the data economy.

About the Role:
CIPL is looking for a Privacy Analyst to join our team in our London or Brussels office. This person will collaborate with our dynamic, global team of privacy experts based in London, Brussels and Washington, DC on a wide-range of leading-edge privacy and data protection topics. The role reports to CIPL’s Director of Privacy Policy based in Brussels and CIPL’s Global Privacy Manger based in London.

Day-to-day responsibilities and accountabilities include:

  1. Research, monitor and analyze global legislative and regulatory proposals concerning privacy, data protection and technology issues.
  1. Prepare white papers, executive summaries, briefs, written analyses and PowerPoints on relevant law and policy developments emerging from global regulatory authorities.
  2. Draft, produce and distribute regularly scheduled communications and summaries to various internal and external CIPL stakeholders through blogs and social media outlets.
  3. Manage CIPL’s social media postings.
  4. Assist with special projects and any other job-related duties as assigned by the Director of Privacy Policy based in Brussels and CIPL’s Global Privacy Manger based in London.

About You:
You will have excellent writing and analytical skills, plus the ability to conduct research independently to quickly gain familiarity with emerging privacy laws and regulations. Strong interpersonal skills are paramount for this role in order collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in an ever-changing and fast-moving regulatory landscape.

Our preference is that you have a minimum of two years professional or academic experience with law and public policy issues related to global privacy and data protection laws, regulations and frameworks, including, but not limited to data policy related topics in the EU and UK; artificial intelligence; data ethics and governance; corporate digital responsibility; data sharing, international data flows; privacy enhancing technologies, implementation of data protection laws; accountability-based information management; children’s data, regulatory strategy and oversight, regulatory sandboxes; and the broader EU and UK digital policy agendas.

Must Have Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or law degree preferred.
  • Two years’ experience working on or researching international data privacy issues.
  • Knowledge of relevant privacy laws and pending data protection legislation globally.

Nice to Have Qualifications:

  • IAPP Privacy Certifications.
  • Experience in writing and submitting consultation responses or other relevant papers to government agencies, data protection authorities or to academic journals.

Other Qualifications: 
Availability and willingness to work hours as needed to meet critical deadlines. Strong commitment to client service excellence and teamwork. Must possess the highest standards of ethical conduct and professionalism. Must act as catalyst for change, drive and own results. Creative and innovative. Willingness to work across time zones and across cultures. Excellent communication skills (oral, written and listening) and ability to collaborate effectively with diverse group of professionals. Sound judgment and flexibility. Ability to work well under pressure, patience, diplomacy, high stress tolerance, excellent interpersonal communication skills, ability to prioritize workload and adapt to changing conditions. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications. Visual acuity needed to process and read extensive written communications. Ability to receive and convey detailed information through oral communication. Essential competency processes include language ability, reasoning and memory. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must possess the abilities and aptitudes to proficiently perform each of the responsibilities described above, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Interested candidates should apply to Jennifer Kerrigan at jkerrigan@hunton.com with a Curriculum Vitae and Cover Email/Letter.