Data Privacy Legal Counsel


Posted: 26/07/2017


Unique opportunity for a Data Privacy Counsel to work in a UK leading bank

The Role:

The primary purpose of the role is to provide support and expert legal advice on data privacy and related matters with respect to (i) all aspects of the bank's current and proposed Cyber, Intelligence, and Insider Threat programmes; (ii) data commercialisation and identity protection projects with the focus of enhancing customer experience through innovation and big data initiatives; (iii) outsourcing and procurement transactions; (iv) corporate acquisitions and disposals.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide appropriate management of data privacy legal risk across the Bank, in particular risks arising from cyber and insider threat, data mining and commercialisation, structural reform, new regulations, and the development and launch of new products and technologies, in each case whether internal (Bank-facing) or external (customer-facing).
  • Identify & address legal data privacy issues arising from third-party engagements, including negotiating and resolving issues with commercial contracts (including IT & outsourcing contracts), data transfers & customer terms consistent with the Bank's data privacy & IT standards. Analyse data privacy legal risks and provide a timely, commercial and pragmatic advice to the business or support area concerned on these issues.
  • Provide timely, pragmatic data privacy legal advice to permit the rollout of critical and strategic projects, including the General Data Protection Regulation, implementation of non-EU privacy obligations and corporate acquisitions and disposals, in conjunction with banking structural reform activities.

The Candidate:

  • Excellent technical knowledge of data privacy law, social media and data commercialisation legal issues, cyber and insider threat (prevention, detection and incident response).
  • Good knowledge of international freedom of information/open government law desirable.
  • Familiarity with the businesses and products across the banking/financial services industry and relevant legal issues affecting them.
  • Solid technical knowledge of contract, commercial, IT and/or outsourcing law.
  • Analysis, judgment and integrity.

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.