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Job Title Data Protection Associate
Job Location London
Opening Date 15-Aug-2022
Description

We are seeking a data protection associate to join our technology, digital and data team and work on a range of market-leading and often cutting-edge projects.

This an exciting role working alongside partners who are ranked as experts by the independent legal directories. Our clients come from a range of sectors but given our firm's reputation and sector focus, a significant proportion of the clients are well known brands, high profile talent, digital platforms, innovative start-ups, media companies and agencies.

The successful candidate is likely to have a minimum of 1 - 3 years post-qualified experience. However, we are interested in meeting candidates who have more or fewer years PQE if they have appropriate experience and/or expertise.

This is a pure data protection role so we are looking for candidates who have a real passion and interest in privacy, data and technology. Candidates should be used to keeping up with developments in the world of privacy and data protection.

Candidates will also need to be confident and have a real desire to get involved with business development as we are looking for individuals to help drive the growth of the practice and develop client relationships. Data protection and technology and are significant growth areas for the firm and this role represents a significant career opportunity for the right candidate.

Strong advisory skills are essential together with a pragmatic and commercial manner. This role will involve lots of direct client contact, so it is very important the candidate has good interpersonal skills. Candidates who have experience working in the IT/data protection team of a reputable firm are particularly welcome as we are keen for the successful candidate to be able to 'hit the ground' running. We are also open to meeting candidates currently working inhouse provided that their current role and/or experience is appropriate and they have the necessary skills to perform the role.

Examples of the anticipated type of work are set out below:

  • Drafting a variety of data protection compliance documentation (such as privacy notices, data protection policies and associated GDPR accountability documentation).
  • Drafting and negotiating data processing agreements and data protection clauses within other agreements. Prior experience or knowledge of the various/typical negotiation points in these types of agreements/clauses is important for the role.
  • Advising on individual rights requests (subject access requests and erasure requests etc) as well as international transfer issues (knowledge of the various regulatory developments and cases in the field of international transfers will be expected).
  • Data monetisation and the data protection aspects of ecommerce.
  • Data privacy in the context of advertising/marketing (e.g. ePrivacy/GDPR compliance as well as industry self-regulatory developments in the context of programmatic advertising and digital marketing). Prior experience, knowledge or interest in adtech and digital marketing would be particularly welcome as this constitutes a significant proportion of our data protection advice.
  • Advising on data breaches. Please note that this role is primarily non-contentious - therefore advice on data breaches will tend to be at the preliminary stage and advising on risk management and/or notification requirements etc. However, if the successful candidate has the requisite interest and/or expertise there may be the opportunity to collaborate with our data litigation team on contentious data breaches and subject access requests.