Privacy Counsel

  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Hybrid (66 Hudson Boulevard East, New York, NY 10001, USA)
  • Mar 10, 2023
Full time Marketing Other

Job Description


Role Summary

The Privacy Counsel will support development and execution of innovative data-driven business initiatives while ensuring compliance with global data privacy, cyber and data protection law, and will participate and contribute as a privacy team member on projects to generally drive the continued improvement and implementation of Pfizer’s global privacy program.

Role Responsibilities

  • Support of brand and digital teams and with pragmatic legal advice including on privacy controls. This may include advising on websites, mobile applications, artificial intelligence, data analytics, wearables and software as a medical device. 
  • Advice on legal issues related to digital advertising and cross-device tracking tools, text messaging, email marketing and other digital marketing programs and technologies. 
  • Monitor developments in global data privacy and cyber laws (and related legislation and industry practices). Support operationalization of compliance with regional and local laws such as CCPA/CPRA.
  • Support of Global Privacy Committee and upkeep and development of policies, procedures, and guidance documents. Support and develop the company’s privacy program to enable consistent, effective data privacy practices and minimize privacy risk.
  • Review, analyze and counsel on proposed on privacy and cyber related legislation.
  • Contract negotiation including data processing agreements and transactional agreements.
  • Educate business clients through targeted counseling, training and awareness programs. Develop and review content for privacy training materials and other communications to increase employee understanding of company privacy policies.
  • Provide legal advice and support for incident management and incident response.
  • Champion Pfizer’s Privacy Principles

Must Have:

  • JD from accredited law school, demonstrated academic achievement, and current bar membership in good standing
  • At least seven years of privacy experience at a law firm or in-house legal department including experience with privacy laws relevant to digital marketing innovation, ad tech
  • Knowledge of major privacy laws such as CCPA/CPRA and GDPR.  Digital health, HIPAA and life science experience not required, but helpful
  • A high degree of credibility, independence, integrity and trust and ability to work effectively and sensitively in a matrix organization across multiple geographies and cultures often with senior leaders while managing a high volume of varied projects
  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.

Nice To Have:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including strong oral presentation and project management skills
  • Sound and practical business judgment and decision making
  • Strong interpersonal skills