Privacy Attorney

Legal San Jose, California


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Position:  Privacy Counsel

Location:  San Jose, CA

Zscaler enables the world’s leading organizations to securely transform their networks and applications for a mobile and cloud-first world. Applications have moved from the data center to the cloud and users are connecting to their workloads from everywhere, but security has remained anchored to the data center. Zscaler is redefining security by moving it out of the data center and into the cloud.

The Zscaler Cloud Security Platform uses software-defined business policies, not appliances, to securely connect the right user to the right application, regardless of device, location, or network. Zscaler offers two service suites. Zscaler Internet Access™ scans every byte of traffic to ensure that nothing bad comes in and nothing good leaks out. Zscaler Private Access™ offers authorized users secure and fast access to internal applications hosted in the data center or public clouds—without a VPN.

Zscaler services are 100% cloud delivered and offer the simplicity, enhanced security, and improved user experience that traditional appliances or hybrid solutions are unable to match. Used in more than 185 countries, the Zscaler multi-tenant, distributed security cloud protects thousands of customers from cyberattacks and data loss, enabling customers to embrace the agility, speed, and cost containment of the cloud—securely.

Come and join our team and be a part of this exciting transformation to cloud-based security!

Job Description:

As Zscaler’s first in-house Privacy Counsel you will provide guidance, support and leadership to cross-functional teams worldwide (Legal, Product Management, CISO, Marketing, People & Culture, etc.) about privacy, data protection legislation and data security issues.  You will support key company privacy initiatives, including worldwide privacy and data protection compliance, negotiation of data protection agreements (DPAs) with customers, partners and vendors, co-ordinate regulatory inquiry responses, and provide guidance to our product teams to support privacy by design.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a top-rate attorney to make a high impact and contribute to a hugely successful public company that is at the cutting edge of cloud security. This role will require a high degree of self-sufficiency, organizational skills, and proactivity, working within a fast-paced environment. This position will report to Zscaler’s Associate General Counsel based in San Jose, CA and will enjoy being a part of a wider collaborative, supportive, fun, and friendly global team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Independently review, draft, assess risk and advise on privacy and security related agreements;
  • Negotiate data processing agreements (DPAs), business associate agreements (BAAs), and other similar agreements directly with customers, partners and vendors to support Zscaler’s sales, operations and compliance obligations;
  • Lead negotiation calls around privacy compliance with customers, partners, and vendors, and answer questions arising during negotiations;
  • Support privacy by design by analyzing the privacy impact of new Zscaler products and features;
  • Drive internal projects to develop guidance for cross-functional teams and revise Zscaler’s agreements to comply with new and emerging privacy laws;
  • Analyze new and current worldwide laws and regulations and advise on our privacy and security obligations to support the company’s business, sales, compliance, marketing and product teams;
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including senior management, on privacy and security matters to support operations and new initiatives to foster awareness and ensure compliance with regulatory and contractual obligations across the company;
  • Assist in the continued improvement of Zscaler’s global privacy program (e.g., policies, procedures, training programs, compliance programs, playbooks, etc.);
  • Own and manage Zscaler’s internal compliance/privacy platform;
  • Coordinate and manage outside counsel as necessary with respect to data protection and security matters;
  • Undertake other projects as required as part of a small legal team.

Job Requirements:

  • JD from an ABA accredited law school or local equivalent (e.g. LLM) or be qualified to practice law in an EU Member State;
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience, with a focus on international privacy compliance and transactions;
  • Substantial knowledge of privacy and data security laws and regulations, especially in the European Union (GDPR), as they relate to a U.S. based technology company;
  • Fluency in English (written and oral);
  • Prior experience working with large multi-national customers and channel partners;
  • Must possess excellent judgment and be able to work independently and juggle multiple priorities to meet deadlines, all within in a fast-paced high-growth environment.
  • Having a CIPP certification is a distinct advantage;
  • Substantial experience in the SaaS and software industry is strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge of HIPAA laws and experience with Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) strongly preferred.

Why Zscaler?

  • Zscaler is the world’s leading software-as-a-service security platform
  • We deliver best of breed security services with unprecedented scale
  • We protect 15 million users, in 3,250 organizations, across 185+ countries
  • Blue Chip Customers (200 of Global 2,000 in our portfolio)
  • Glassdoor rating of 4.7/5.0 + 98% CEO Approval = Exceptional place to work!

People who excel at Zscaler are smart, motivated and share our values. Ask yourself: Do you want to team with the best talent in the industry? Do you want to work on disruptive technology? Do you thrive in a fluid work environment? Do you appreciate a company culture that enables individual and group success and celebrates achievement?

If you said yes, we’d love to talk to you about joining our award-winning team!

Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @zscaler. Additional information about Zscaler (NASDAQ : ZS ) is available at  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.