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Data Privacy Lawyer, Senior Manager/ Manager, FTC

London, England SW1A 2
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We are looking for a data privacy lawyer who will (1) support our in-house legal team for 50% of the time on data privacy issues, and (2) work within the data privacy team in our compliance department for 50% of the time. The role of the in-house legal team at PwC is just like any other in-house legal team in a large UK head quartered corporate. The team advises PwC on legal matters arising in its business including litigation, contracts with clients and
suppliers and M&A work. The in-house team includes around 50 individuals. The head of the in-house legal team is Alison Statham who is an Executive Board member. The compliance department looks after a range of issues including data privacy and information management.

Following the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018 and updated UK data protection legislation post Brexit, in the context of ongoing legal changes in this space, and with the PwC network responding to an increasing need to handle data appropriately and to use it to deliver its services our legal and data protection teams are seeing a high level of activity which is set to continue for the foreseeable future.
To provide maternity cover for one of our DP team we are currently looking to recruit, on a one year fixed terms contract, an experienced data privacy lawyer to work between our in-house legal team and our compliance team. Within our in-house legal team this lawyer will take a leading role on data privacy matters, will support the rest of the team on technical queries and will be the UK OGC point of contact within the PwC network on data privacy
matters. The individual will also need to be able to draft, review and negotiate data protection provisions in contracts, including GDPR compliant contracts.

We have an unmatched client base in the UK in terms of breadth and quality and our services range from audit, through more traditional professional services to new and innovative offerings using all forms of technology from analytics, through AI, to blockchain and beyond. All of these services have data privacy issues which are ever changing in the current world. This lawyer will be at the heart of those issues, advising internal clients at all levels of how the firm can best navigate them.

Within our compliance team this individual will report to the current Data Protection Officer (DPO) and will assist him in all aspects of his role as DPO. The individual appointed to this role will take a key role in advising the firm on its processes and procedures to collect, store and process personal data which will involve investigating legal issues, embedding policies, and formulating legal views about potential problems and the impact of regulatory guidance, enforcement actions and case law. The individual will also be involved in providing legal assistance and guidance in responding to data breach incidents. The recent pandemic has given rise to a range of data issues which this team has been called on to advise on from apps for staff, to retention of temperature readings and beyond. This is an important and evolving area for the firm and this team is at the heart of that.

This position is primarily UK focussed, however PwC LLP is part of the global network of PwC member firms and there will undoubtedly be an international feature to some of the work. We are flexible about where this role is based within the UK although the majority of the legal and data protection teams are based in London.
  • Solicitor with a detailed knowledge of English Law, approx. 5 - 7 years Post Qualification Experience (or equivalent), time spent working in-house an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Deep technical professional knowledge in data protection.
  • Deep knowledge and experience with UK and EU data protection law and regulatory guidance.
  • Ability to formulate opinions and advice on matters relating to data privacy using sound judgment to ensure that the firm’s best interests are served.
  • Ability to tailor advice to the specific needs of the business and apply common sense and practical solutions.
  • Ability to adapt to change and to be open minded and innovative in their thinking.
  • Good legal drafting skills.
  • Sound, confident judgement and well developed influencing skills.
  • An ability to build strong relationships and become a trusted advisor to the business.

Not the role for you?

Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work (ie temporary or day rate contracting)?

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here: www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply


Valuing Difference. Driving Inclusion.

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.



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Posted: 2021-01-21 Expires: 2021-03-25

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