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Legal Counsel - Privacy - Spotify

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Job Title
Legal Counsel - Privacy
Job Location
New York, NY
Job Description
As Privacy Counsel and part of Spotify’s Legal Affairs team, you will counsel and provide legal support to all our teams globally. The job will entail getting deeply involved in ensuring that Spotify’s offerings are crafted, built, and maintained in a way that aligns with applicable privacy obligations around the world.

The right applicant will understand the need to balance excellent legal compliance with a proactive, business-friendly and technically sound approach. They will also be comfortable with change and relish the challenges of being part of a fast paced, highly data-driven digital organization. Our objective is always to fulfill our legal obligations properly, and we recognize that we can distinguish ourselves by achieving that goal in the smartest and most sensible way. We are looking for someone who can understand and interact with the highest levels of the organization while having a command of the technical details and legislative requirements every day.
What You'll Do
  • Collaborate with teams across Spotify to help drive a global data protection program and governance structure consistent with relevant laws and regulations
  • Foster the Spotify culture of respect for the privacy rights of our customers, employees, creators and business partners
  • Act as a partner for other in-house counsels on all kinds of data protection matters
  • Draft, implement and communicate policies, processes and templates related to Spotify’s data protection practices
  • Offer strategic advice to leadership and teams around privacy implications of using personal data, primarily around product and technology enhancements, as well as guidance on ways to minimize privacy risks
  • Collaborate with internal partners to respond to requests from regulators, law enforcement and customers
  • Who You Are
  • You have a law degree (or equivalent)
  • At least 5+ years of experience working in a law firm and/or in-house legal department
  • Experience working in the privacy field in a legal counsel capacity
  • Relevant experience in the technology sector, ideally with consumer-facing technologies
  • A consistent track record to deliver clear, concise, practical and pragmatic advice
  • A strong ability to make risk-based commercial decisions
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Where You'll Be
  • Hybrid role based in our New York, NY offices
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