Senior Lawyer - Data Protection and Cyber Security
Who we are
A member of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) international network of firms, our Legal Network is a thriving business consisting of 42 Partners and Directors and a 350 strong team. As well as project-based, specialist legal advice, we offer our clients ongoing general counsel support. We are part of the largest global network of lawyers and have access to legal expertise in over 86 countries (161 countries including immigration law).
Legal's Cyber security and Data Protection team is a fairly new specialism within Legal. We provide business critical support on data protection, privacy, confidentiality and security matters to businesses, governments and public authorities all over the world. Successful strategy development, execution and compliance monitoring require blended skills of a multi-disciplinary professional services team, which Legal and PwC are uniquely placed to provide. Working closely with audit, consulting, risk management and forensics experts in all parts of the PwC global network, we provide a unique end-to-end, seamless service.
We help clients to manage data, computer and communication systems and networks properly, helping them to stay on the right side of the law while maximising their data advantages. Our services include; Regulatory Reform Readiness: helping clients prepare for regulatory changes in data protection and cyber security in the EU and beyond; MyDPO: Support for data protection officers and chief privacy officers; Breach Aid: supporting clients with a one stop shop for handling all kinds of cyber, privacy and data incidents, giving you access to our multi-disciplinary team of experts; Disputes and Defence: advice and representation in litigation, arbitrations and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. We also help handle complaints and the exercise of individual rights
Who we are looking for
We are looking for a lawyer a 4 - 10 years PQE in recognised data protection practice, with strong technical data protection and cyber security experience. You'll possess excellent stakeholder management skills gained through exposure to working on large projects. An ability to engage in business development and networking is also essential, along with your passion to input on strategy development.
Within Legal we operate in a team culture and you'll be coaching and managing a team of people. We are a rapidly growing team and are looking for someone to help support the continued expansion of the practice area. Industry experience in retail & consumer, hospitality & leisure, pharma, health, life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications is advantageous, along with experience gained on secondments. Evidence of published written work is also highly desirable, such as articles in trade and industry journals.
Specific duties and skill include:
- Advising on all aspects of data protection compliance
- Advising on risk management
- Drafting data protection policies
- Advising on regulatory filings
- Direct Marketing experience
- Subject access requests experience
- International data transfers experience
- Regulatory audit of security systems experience
- Compliance review and business transformation experience
- Data analytics and data transfer experience
- Personal data security breaches experience
- Planning client seminars & workshops experience
- Business development skills