Senior Legal Counsel - Data Protection
14/03/2019

Region: Brussels, Flemish Brabant
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company, Consultancy
Legal subjects: Commercial, Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Data protection & privacy
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: LexGO14/03

As a member of a small legal team, you will be the leading expert on data privacy matters. You will be working with and report to the General Counsel. Your main responsibilities will be to maintain and further develop the data protection framework at EY in Belgium.

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As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we hire and develop the most passionate people in their field to help build a better working world. This starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better.This is what makes us different, and renders working here a unique, lifetime experience. 

As a member of a small legal team, you will be the leading expert on data privacy matters. You will be working with and report to the General Counsel. Your main responsibilities will be to maintain and further develop the data protection framework at EY in Belgium.

Key responsibilities:

  • You will draft, review and negotiate a broad range of agreements (commercial agreements, service agreements, agreements with suppliers), with a specific focus on data protection;

  • You will maintain and further develop the data privacy compliance strategy and work closely together with the business units and relevant stakeholders as well as with the regional Data Protection Officer;

  • You will build up and maintain knowledge and expertise on data protection issues, technical developments and changes in the legal framework.

  • You will be expected to quickly integrate in the team, build up your internal network throughout the organization and closely collaborate with all colleagues involved in the files where your assistance is required. 

  • You have a master degree in law and have at least five years of working experience gained at the corporate or commercial department of a law firm or as in-house counsel. 

  • You have relevant experience and good knowledge of data protection law and a knowledge of IT processes (data centers, cloud computing, SAAS, …).

  • You are fluent in Dutch, French and English. 

  • You are most definitely a team player, eager to learn from and work with your colleagues. 

  • You have a keen interest in the business aspects of the issues you are confronted with. 

  • You aim at striking the proper balance between legal constraints and business requirements.

  • You have excellent organizational skills, are process-oriented and have a well-structured working-style. 

  • We offer extensive trainings, both on technical matters, as well on soft skills and project management;

  • We offer you an attractive remuneration package (competitive salary, net allowances and extensive fringe benefits: car and fuel card, smart phone, health insurance, pension plan, etc).;

  • We are proud of our flexible working arrangements, and we will support you to build a successful career and deliver excellent client service without sacrificing your personal priorities. 

  • At EY we are passionate about the inclusion and support of individuals of all groups; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.


At EY, the spotlight is on our people. You are empowered to build your expertise and explore the world so that you can innovate and challenge the status quo. 

Because Building a better working world begins here.

This is what makes us different, and renders working here a unique, lifetime experience.

We are one international, connected team, with one purpose. We are EY.

Interested?

Please send your application via email to Mrs. Laura Rutten at EY Belgium. Please mention the reference "LexGO14/03".
 

Job opportunity Senior Legal Counsel - Data Protection - ref. LexGO14/03
 

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