Legal Counsel in Privacy Law

Legal Counsel in Privacy Law
Regio: Brussel
Vereiste ervaring: 4 jaar
Werkomgeving: Onderneming
Ref: LexGO28/09
Contract: Onbepaalde duur (Voltijds)


LegalUp Talents is your Tax & Legal Recruitment Partner in Belgium. Launched in 2022 by Eléonore van der Gracht, former Business Lawyer at the Brussels Bar, thanks to her broad experience as Recruiter at the largest international recruitment companies, and the wide network she has developed since many years now.

She is specialised in the recruitment of Tax & Legal Talents, from junior to top management positions, for Belgian or international law firms and companies, in highly diverse sectors, for permanent positions or interim management missions.

Our client

Our client is a leading operator in Belgium & an international provider, a large company of 35.000 people.

It operates in a complex regulatory environment which is constantly changing and provides both risks and opportunities. The compliance with the new regulation on the protection of personal data for such a company is a major challenge since it is processing a lot of personal data and is in constant evolution.

Your role of the Corporate Compliance & Data Protection Department is key to help the management navigate in this challenging eco-system in a compliant and ethical manner.

As a Data Protection Legal Counsel, you will be responsible for ensuring that the company adheres to all the legal standards as well as internal policies and procedures. The GDPR compliance program will become your biggest challenge. You will advise and assist internal customers in order to guarantee compliance of personal data processing carried out by the company in accordance with the legal and regulatory provisions.


  • Carry out analyses of the legality of personal data processing & make recommendations
  • Assist the Business Units in conducting Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Act as a contact person for the Business Units in order to inform them about the creation of new tools, collect information and follow up on recommendations
  • Develop standard tools & documents (standard conventions, guidelines, standard letters, etc.)
  • Monitor compliance with data protection laws & policies of the company
  • Answer questions & participate in the possible investigations of the Data Protection Authority
  • Assist in drafting of privacy information notices
  • Prepare & give internal awareness trainings in order to make employees aware of their obligations, risks and the use of standard tools
  • Keep abreast of all evolutions and developments in existing regulations applicable to Privacy & Data Protection to provide adequate support and update internal policies in line with these developments
  • Carry out specialized legal researches in the field of more complex data processing (international transfers, processing of sensitive data, camera imaging, etc.)
  • Give support on data breach notifications
  • Assist the Business Units in the negotiation of data processing agreements

Must have

  • Belgian Master in Law
  • As from 4 years' Experience in Privacy Law
  • Excellent knowledge of Belgian, European & International regulations in the scope of Privacy & Data Protection
  • Good knowledge of French, Dutch & English
  • Business acumen partnered with a dedication for legality & high ethical standards
  • Dynamic team player who combines solid strategic thinking with an innovative and creative approach.
  • Analytical & problems solver
  • Able to work under pressure, with an eye for detail and with tight deadlines
  • Strong influencing and networking skills (thanks to your engaging character, your flexibility and your inclusive character)

Nice to have

  • Experience in project management
  • CIPP certification

What's great in the job?

  • Challenging projects, inspiring collaborations and the latest technologies, with interesting job opportunities and training programs for everyone
  • One of the company processing the most of personal data in Belgium
  • Real Business Partner & Project Management role with lots of contacts with internal & external clients
  • Competitive salary with a wide range of benefits, including meal vouchers, a company car, hospitalization insurance, group insurance, disability insurance, 27 days' leave, an end-of-year bonus, double holiday pay and many benefits. You can tailor your benefits to your needs. Decide for yourself what you need and where you want to spend less on
  • You won’t stop growing. Thanks to the many training programs and the many career opportunities. The company will pursue additional growth opportunities, internally and externally, within the frame of its core competences. Admittedly, this creates some complexity, but above all, it creates many challenging projects (from which you get full ownership)
  • The atmosphere, the collegiality and the inclusive culture are unique. And we will prove it. You can focus 100% on your job, while being optimally supported by our internal services. You can count on a flexible homeworking policy. Work-life balance is not a goal, but an evidence
  •  Be part of an international story. After a series of acquisitions, the company has expanded its geographical footprint to 14 countries around the world. Internationally active, but managed from Belgium


Feel free to contact Eléonore van der Gracht for a confidential chat or sollicitate directly (apply button)

- This vacancy is handled exclusively by LegalUp Talents, your Tax & Legal Recruitment Partner in Belgium -

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