Director of Privacy

December 21 2020
Categories IP, Patents, Trademarks, Legal, Paralegal
Vancouver, BC

As Director of Privacy, you will engage on emerging, technology-oriented privacy and data security issues relating to all aspects of our business, including public-facing websites, mobile and other applications, compliance, contracts, policies, training, investigations, industry self-regulation, external regulations, and legislation.

Our GeoComply team is a highly effective force, well-respected for our technical and subject matter expertise as well as our positive attitude and energy. As such, team members are generously rewarded with incentives, comprehensive benefits, and learning and development budgets.

About Us

GeoComply and its GeoGuard division operate at the center of a new generation of cybersecurity companies, leveraging today's geolocation data to make better risk-based decisions.

Working as a critical piece of the infrastructure for some of the world’s largest tech companies, GeoComply has become the global market-leader for compliance-grade geolocation data and a critical piece of the decisioning engine.

Working as part of a can-do team-culture, there is no place for egos, soloists, or defensiveness. To be successful in our organization, you need an eager attitude, professionalism, and the confidence to willingly work to prove yourself and your ideas, to earn the trust of the organization.

Our Values

Build it Better: We are a company of puzzle-solvers with big ambitions, who don’t shy away from issues too complex or painstaking for others. We find innovative and customer-oriented solutions to roadblocks while ensuring that our mission to deliver at the highest standards is maintained.

Build it Bigger: We are dreamers and builders with a bias for action. We lean into challenges and work collaboratively to stay on a problem until it is resolved, and then communicate openly and fairly to take steps to learn and improve. We do our best work as a team. Whether working as an individual contributor or as a manager, the success of the team always comes before individual success. Our best leaders grow themselves and their teams to make the next generation of leaders.

Build it Right: GeoComply was founded on the principle of doing things the right way. Details matter. We are trusted by our employees, customers, and by the regulators. The absolute quality and integrity of our product and deliverables is paramount. When we speak to an external party, we ensure that we are speaking with our voice: polite, correct, careful, and helpful. When we speak to an internal colleague, we ensure we use the same voice and are not afraid to be direct when the company values are at stake.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Maintain compliance with privacy and data security laws and self-governing frameworks in existing and emerging markets
  • Monitor and advise on applicable global laws and regulations. Advise and report on new data privacy regimes before codification.
  • Escalate any legal, regulatory, or reputational risk to the Chief Legal Officer
  • Provide support in connection with policy, government relations, and legislation related to privacy and data security
  • Coordinate internal governance structure
  • Develop and maintain data inventory and mapping for existing and new products and functions
  • Maintain robust internal and external data privacy policies, procedures, and templates
  • Assess and make recommendations for improving privacy practices
  • Draft and negotiate privacy and data security contract language
  • Engage in regular cross-functional communication
  • Design and administer general and function-specific training
  • Assess and implement technology and resources to automate data collection
  • Provide guidance on data collection practices, data authentication, and lifecycle security
  • Identify and complete applicable foreign privacy registrations
  • Manage record retention and destruction policies and procedures
  • Manage security incident and data breach plans
  • Administer, process, and respond to access to information and related requests
  • Articulate key performance indicators
  • Lead or manage internal and external audits
  • Manage privacy impact assessments, working with IT where necessary, for new products, tools, and processes
  • Implement privacy by design
  • Maintain a high personal standard of service and performance by actively participating in other duties as assigned, education seminars, training programs, and professional development.

Candidate Profile

  • Expertise in interpreting and applying global data protection laws and regulations, including an in-depth understanding of PIPEDA, CCPA and GDPR
  • 5+ years of hands-on experience in data protection and privacy, preferably in technology industry
  • A. required with some combination of J.D., M.A. in relevant field, CIPP/EU, or CIPP/US preferred
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, able to communicate effectively with and provide direction to leaders and employees at every level of organization
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to quickly analyze large volumes of complex information
  • Collaborative, positive attitude, able to deal with diverse challenges in a calm, courteous, and effective manner
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management experience
  • Demonstrated discretion in handling privileged and confidential information
  • Ability to prioritize and meet competing deadlines, including assignments involving complex issues, conflicting priorities, and multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate effectively with data subjects, data protection authorities and other controllers and processors across industries and cultures
  • Adequate self-awareness and confidence to acknowledge knowledge gaps and seek to fill them from reliable sources
  • Flexibility to adapt to changes in organizational priorities
  • Ability to resolve administrative issues
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google products
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