Privacy Counsel

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Job Description

Our Team GitHub CELA is an innovative team of professionals, located across the U.S. and around the world, who collaborate closely together and with the business. The CELA team operates on the cutting edge of legal practice, developer policy, and social impact. Like the rest of the software world, we use GitHub itself to work more collaboratively, transparently, and efficiently. We believe strongly in working from first principles, practicing kindness and helping make each other and the team... better, and being careful stewards of the unique GitHub culture we are developing together. We value diversity of thought and experience, excellence and rigor in our work, a commitment to growth mindset and continuous improvement, developing a deep understanding of our products and services, intellectual curiosity, and innovation in our practice. We require strong bias for driving results, and a commitment to putting developers first and building customer trust in our platform. Responsibilities: You should have experience advising on a broad range of privacy and data protection issues facing software platform and social media companies like GitHub. We also expect a keen awareness of privacy and data protection issues that our users - whether individual developers, enterprise customers, or government organizations - are likely focused on when considering or using our offerings. You will also need a solid understanding of global privacy and data protection law and trends. You will apply this experience, knowledge, and customer-centric thinking to provide privacy legal advice in support of our products, customer engagements, acquired companies, and internal business operations. Your Primary Responsibilities will be to: Help strengthen GitHub s privacy and data protection compliance program Support privacy reviews of our products and internal business operations Advise on data protection agreements for customers and vendors Advise marketing, sales, procurement, support, trust safety, and other corporate teams on privacy inquiries and data subject requests Manage privacy policies, procedures, documentation, company guidance, trainings, and other privacy documentation responsibilities Provide privacy legal support for privacy and security incidents, government engagements, law enforcement demands, and internal investigations Monitor applicable global privacy laws, regulatory developments, and accreditation standards and help translate them into clear, concise, and actionable guidance for business and engineering teams Engage with the privacy legal community, including coordinating with our privacy colleagues at Microsoft and LinkedIn, to understand evolving issues and to help GitHub provide an industry leading privacy program for developers and our customers Minimum Qualifications: JD or equivalent and a license to practice law in the United States At least 4 years experience as a practicing attorney advising on privacy and data protection issues for technology companies A wonkish interest in global privacy and data protection law, as well as technology law and policy more broadly A commitment to provide high quality client service and a strong desire to build trusted advisor relationships with key clients and executives A joy and passion for legal drafting that is clear, concise, and human readable, including the ability to simplify complex legal and technical scenarios Excellent academic credentials, high standards of integrity, a commitment to personal excellence, strong judgment, and intellectual curiosity that takes your understanding, work product and client relationships to the next level Demonstrated growth mindset and the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, and remote-first workplace Legal authorization to work in the United States Tailored cover letter and r sum are required for application to be reviewed Preferred Qualifications: CIPP certification Strong understanding of software technology and cloud services, associated business models, and technology industry trends Software engineering skills arent required, but a basic understanding of software coding is a definite plus. GitHub CELA has technical acumen, deep understanding of the GitHub product, platform, and ecosystem, and is able to quickly learn new business and technology conceptsRead more

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