Senior Associate - Data Protection
About the team
We are an independent member of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) international network of firms. Legal Services 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).
We are looking for a newly qualified / 2 year PQE Solicitor 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.
We are a small, busy and friendly team and are looking for someone to help support the continued expansion of the practice area. Industry experience in either retail & consumer, hospitality & leisure, farming, health, the sciences and technology, media and telecommunications is advantageous, along with experience on secondments.
We assist clients to manage data, computer and communication systems and networks properly which can put organisations in breach of their contractual duties, duties of confidentiality and duties of care to third parties.
Our services include:
Regulatory reform readiness: helping clients prepare for regulatory changes in data protection and cyber security in the EU and beyond;
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
About the role
Specific duties include:
All aspects of data protection compliance
Advising on risk and HR Data management systems
Drafting data protection policies
Advising on regulatory filings
Subject access requests
International data transfers
Regulatory audit of security systems
Compliance review and business transformation
Data analytics and data transfer
Personal data security breaches
Planning client seminars & workshops
Writing blogs and regulatory matters
Essential skills and experience
Qualified Solicitor with strong technical data protection and cyber security experience
Excellent stakeholder management skills gained through exposure to working on large projects
Ability to engage in business development and networking is also essential, along with your passion to input on strategy development