Privacy & Data Protection Counsel

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  • Full Time
  • $99,830 - $167,700
  • Jacksonville, FL
June 13, 2024 Attorney

Job Description

Job Description

Are you interested in being a part of a collaborative, energetic, and business-oriented legal team?  As an attorney at FIS, you will have the opportunity to work on some of the most challenging and relevant issues in financial services and information technology.  Our talented people empower us, and we believe in being part of a team that is pragmatic, collegial and enthusiastic about representing a thriving Fortune 500 company in a dynamic corporate industry.

About the team

The FIS Legal team is comprised of approximately 200 attorneys and paraprofessionals worldwide who enjoy being an advisor to and partner with our businesses to help the company achieve its goals.  The Global Privacy & Data Protection Team forms part of the Legal Department.  The team has a global reach and is responsible for all aspects of Privacy & Data Protection across FIS’ entities.  We work collaboratively with each other and with our business colleagues to solve problems in an effective and pragmatic manner.  We view our role as one of supporting our business leaders in a variety of legal matters, and we strive to assist our businesses in meeting their objectives with sound, reasonable and well-considered legal counsel.  Our team provides advice and support to various stakeholders and senior management across the business, and the team consists of experienced legal, privacy, and data protection professionals. Being supportive, smart, collaborative, inclusive, creative, open, adaptable, compliant, ethical, and passionate are the core values of the team and our culture.

What you will be doing

As experienced Privacy, Cybersecurity, & Data Protection Counsel for FIS, you will be responsible for providing advice on global privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection laws in all global jurisdictions.  You will be a part of a team whose task it is to verify our businesses are in compliance with privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection regulations. You will be a partner to the business, leading initiatives, providing consultative advice, and acting as a point of escalation for privacy and data protection matters.   

Key responsibilities include:

  • Support the implementation of FIS’ privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection compliance program
  • Provide legal advice on global privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection issues and laws
  • Assist business units with understanding the Technical and Organizational Measures (TOMs) and Supplemental Measures
  • Implement and update privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection related procedures, best practices, and guidelines
  • Implement the Binding Corporate Rules
  • Monitor changes in global privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection laws and work with FIS business leaders to address these developments
  • Educate and train FIS personnel by development and use of training materials on privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection and contribute to increasing privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection awareness among FIS personnel
  • Assist the Data Protection Officer in monitoring compliance with applicable laws and FIS’ policies
  • Assist the Data Protection Officer in the event of regulatory audits, complaints and investigations
  • Manage personal data breaches together with the global privacy incident response team and ensure timely and correct handling of data subject requests together with the relevant team
  • Manage personal data breaches together with the global privacy incident response team, analysing and advising on breach notification obligations to regulators and data subjects 
  • Provide advice on Records of Processing, Data Protection Impact Assessments and Transfer Impact Assessments
  • Support FIS’ deal attorneys to draft and negotiate privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection related agreements
  • Closely collaborate and align about privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection compliance or related issues with the members of the Privacy and Data Protection Office, Information Security Office, and other relevant (group) functions

Requirements for this position

  • You must have a minimum of 3-5+ years in the practice of law in a high-quality law firm or in-house environment, and be a seasoned, experienced legal professional with a full understanding of privacy, cybersecurity, and data protection legal issues.
  • You must have strong analytical and advisory skills, including the ability to review and evaluate multi-faceted issues and counsel business colleagues on complex legal questions relating to various business matters, such as product development and compliance.  You must possess the ability to use creative problem-solving skills to resolve issues in a pragmatic and sound manner.
  • You must have strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with senior management, outside legal counsel, and internal and external clients. This includes strong writing skills and the ability to draft contracts, dispute resolution documentation and other legal communications.
  • You must have strong negotiation and deal-making skills, including the ability to balance the company’s goals and the client’s needs, as well as the ability to deal with multiple parties with competing interests.
  • You must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, colleagues and opposing counsel, and be able to work collaboratively with other team members, both within the Legal Dept and in other groups.  You must also be able to mentor others in their professional legal development.
  • You must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, including the lead role in a wide variety of matters with both legal and non-legal professionals.
  • You must be comfortable with technology and the use of technology tools in performing your daily work responsibilities.
  •  You have graduated from a Law school (mandatory)
  • Juris Doctorate required

Added bonus if you have

  • Experience or expertise in the payments services or data processing industry, or in working closely with financial institutions on their technology matters. 
  • Any of the following qualifications: CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/A, CIPP/E, and/or CIPP/US
  • Binding Corporate Rules experience

What we offer you

  • A multifaceted and challenging legal career with a high degree of responsibility
  • A broad spectrum of legal experiences with a thriving Fortune 500 corporation in an innovative, ever-changing industry
  • A modern work environment, and a collaborative and dedicated group of colleagues who look forward to working together as a team to accomplish our goals
  • A competitive salary and a range of benefits designed to support your wellbeing
  • The chance to work on some of the most challenging, relevant legal issues in financial services and information technology

FIS is committed to providing its employees with an exciting career opportunity and competitive compensation. The pay range for this full-time position is $99,830.00 - $167,700.00 and reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position based on the posted role, level, and location. Within the range, actual individual starting pay is determined additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Any changes in work location will also impact actual individual starting pay. Please consult with your recruiter about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.

Privacy Statement

FIS is committed to protecting the privacy and security of all personal information that we process in order to provide services to our clients. For specific information on how FIS protects personal information online, please see the Online Privacy Notice.

EEOC Statement

FIS is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here supplement document available here

Sourcing Model

Recruitment at FIS works primarily on a direct sourcing model; a relatively small portion of our hiring is through recruitment agencies. FIS does not accept resumes from recruitment agencies which are not on the preferred supplier list and is not responsible for any related fees for resumes submitted to job postings, our employees, or any other part of our company.


  • $99,830 - $167,700

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