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Senior Privacy Counsel
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United Kingdom-Reading
United Kingdom
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Senior Privacy Counsel


Reading, United Kingdom or Raleigh, North Carolina


At PRA Health Sciences, providing innovative solutions for our clients is what we do. Side by side with our clients, we strive to move drug discovery forward, helping them to develop life-saving and life-improving drugs. With our unique blend of expertise, we provide comprehensive clinical development services across all phases.





Position overview:


Working as a part of a growing team, the purpose of the Senior Privacy Counsel is to build a sustainable and practical privacy compliance program for our global business that will serve as a model for others to follow. 

You will serve as a valued and trusted Subject Matter Expert to all levels of PRA and be seen as a business enabler on cutting edge privacy issues, working across several various business units of PRA.  


Your main responsibilities will include providing advice to all business units regarding privacy and data protection matters, including those arising from new product initiatives or new legal requirements.

You will work with issues around collecting, sharing and accessing personal information, marketing to customers, and providing and honoring “opt-in/opt-out” choices.

Providing management and business units with advice concerning new or changed laws and regulations and assisting with assessing potential impacts to the firm, you will work collaboratively with business units on how to implement privacy and data protection requirements and best practices, including assistance with drafting and reviewing policies and procedures.


If you are looking for a chance to be a part of a great organization at the right time, this is your opportunity.  



Significant experience working in an in-house legal department or law firm or compliance department with direct experience with data privacy
Law degree from an accredited law school
Bar membership in at least one jurisdiction
Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)
Certified Information Privacy Professional in Europe (CIPP/E) or within 3 months of hire
Qualified EU lawyer with direct experience advising stakeholders on data privacy in a multi-national company
Knowledge of industry standards affecting privacy and information security, such as NIST and ISO 27001/27002
Experience with negotiating with data protection authorities


PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in country for which they are applying for , and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.


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