Senior Corporate Counsel, Privacy
HTC 40 reviews - Bellevue, WA

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The Senior Corporate Counsel, Privacy position will be based in Bellevue, Washington and will report to the Deputy General Counsel. The role of the Senior Corporate Counsel, Privacy will be to establish and maintain domestic and international privacy and data protection practices in support of all HTC business teams that collect, store, use, transfer, and/or distribute personal or other data around the globe. The Americas-based legal team is a highly congenial, hard-charging team with demanding jobs. We are looking to add the right person to our team.

• Support legal and business teams located in the Americas, Europe/Middle-East/Africa, and Asia to ensure all activities comply with relevant domestic and international privacy and data protection laws
• Coordinate with other members of the legal and government relations teams to monitor and comment on privacy legislation and regulations that affect HTC’s current and anticipated business priorities, and ensure relevant business units within HTC are apprised of all such privacy-related developments
• Review and document internal and external procedures and controls for access to personal data to ensure compliance with all relevant privacy and data protection laws and contractual commitments
• Identify relevant privacy and data protection issues including required privacy notices, regulatory filings, and relevant process and infrastructure requirements
• Work with Security to support security incident response management, including determining and drafting any required third-party notifications and related communications
• Draft internal education modules regarding privacy and data protection to provide subject matter knowledge to HTC personnel
• Support the business and business counsel with the review and negotiation of applicable privacy and data protection language for affiliate, vendor, and customer agreements

The successful candidate will have:
• Juris Doctor degree from a top, nationally-accredited law school and active license to practice in at least one relevant jurisdiction
• 7+ years privacy and data protection experience in a recognized law firm or as U.S. or EU-based in-house counsel in a major company with global operations
• Knowledge of international data protection schemes and requirements for the transfer of data on an international basis including the EU Data Directive, PIPEDA, PIPA, APEC principles, and other emerging privacy laws
• Experience managing legal and business risks in a variety of commercial transactions where the collection, storage, use, and distribution of customer data are involved in a significant way
• A proven track record of accountability, project management, attention to detail, and organization in a fast-paced environment and with minimal supervision
• A proven track record of integrating with key business teams, earning and retaining their trust over time, and an ability to provide innovative and practical legal advice
• Ability to analyze business and legal issues and to articulate findings and recommendations in a multi-cultural, international environment
• Confidence, sense of humor, and good judgment

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HTC Corporation, formerly High Tech Computer Corp., is principally engaged in the research, development and manufacture of touch phones,...