Legal Counsel, Data Protection, EMEA

Legal London, United Kingdom Reading, United Kingdom

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Job Description: That’s a cool job! I want it!

We seek an experienced Corporate Counsel, Data Protection to support Splunk’s commercial privacy and security program initiatives in the EMEA region. This role’s primary focus is to draft, negotiate and align Splunk’s commercial privacy and security obligations in its agreements (inbound and outbound) to Splunk’s world-wide contractual, legal and regulatory obligations. The Corporate Counsel, Data Protection will work closely with members of Splunk’s Data Protection, Products and Procurement teams to maintain and evolve Splunk’s commercial data protection terms globally and develop and enhance internal/external content related to privacy and security. The role will report to Splunk’s Sr. Director, Data Protection. Splunk’s EMEA office is based in the UK; Other EMEA locations are negotiable.

Personal Characteristics and Skills: How can I succeed at Splunk?

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a high EQ and a strong history of successful cross-functional collaboration with others
  • Work independently with a high degree of accountability
  • Speak/write clearly and concisely with a flexible style adaptable to different needs globally
  • Rapidly adapt to evolving negotiations
  • Express complex ideas in easily understandable and effective ways
  • Be agile when managing conflict and creating/influencing/implementing policies and procedures
  • Possess excellent business judgment and outstanding critical thinking and analytical capabilities
  • Be proactive and demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, and a strong work ethic
  • Maintain a sense of humor and live the mantra—work hard, have fun, make history!

Responsibilities: I want to and can do that!

The successful candidate will:

  • Draft, review and negotiate privacy, security and data protection terms in customer agreements; significant SaaS experience required (+5 years)
  • Collaborate with the Data Protection and Commercial Contracts teams to continuously improve Splunk’s privacy and security contractual terms
  • Work collaboratively with legal and business clients to identify, develop and implement process improvements to Splunk’s Data Protection Program
  • Keep up with industry guidelines that relate to Splunk’s products, such as SOC2, ISO, HIPAA, PCI-DSS and FedRAMP
  • Collaborate with Procurement and Commercial Legal teams on contract administration, including contract process improvement, contract management tool maintenance, tracking and reporting
  • Assist with vendor security/data protection risk assessments
  • Help update and maintain Splunk’s customer RFP database
  • Assist with data mapping, classification and related data management/compliance programs
  • Assist with data protection impact assessments
  • Other responsibilities as needed.

Requirements: I’ve already done that or have that!

Candidates must have:

  • JD degree with excellent academic credentials
  • License to practice law in applicable work location
  • German language proficiency strongly preferred
  • Significant experience negotiating GDPR required Data Protection Addenda
  • 6-9 years’ experience in commercial data protection, in-house experience strongly preferred
  • Strong understanding of emerging technologies, cloud computing, SaaS infrastructure
  • Significant experience with SaaS-standard security programs, such as SOC2, ISO 27001, HIPAA/PCI, and FedRAMP, including a fundamental understanding of program elements
  • A passion for privacy and data protection
  • Expertise in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Prior experience with OneTrust preferred, Apttus experience a plus!

We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which you are applying. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


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