The Compliance & Ethics Counsel Manager, Data Privacy is a full-time manager role to be filled by a qualified person with at least 5 years of relevant experience in data privacy, information security and related assessments. The role is part of the Data Privacy team in Legal. It has a focus on supporting our strategic initiatives which include data privacy compliance risk assessments on a global and local basis. An important area of risk assessments is US HIPAA compliance so experience in that field is a must. As many tasks are project related, project management skills are key to the role. The role reports to a Compliance & Ethics Counsel Senior Manager, Data Privacy. Individuals with relevant data privacy experience at a global company in the technology, IT and security sector are preferred. IAPP’s CIPP certification(s) or equivalents are preferred.
As part of the Strategic Initiatives functional group (“tower”) within Accenture’s global Data Privacy team, the role has the following data privacy responsibilities:
Design, plan and manage risk assessments in the area of data privacy on a global and local level (incl. HIPAA Security Risk Assessments) in collaboration with other Data Privacy team members, other internal stakeholders and leadership
Create and deliver documentation of risk assessments and regular reporting to leadership and third parties
Design, plan and manage the remediation activities resulting out of such risk assessments
Develop and provide privacy guidance (including US HIPAA) to various internal stakeholders including Accenture’s corporate functions and Data Privacy team leadership
Manage external consultants and law firms as required to carry out risk assessments
Be responsible for developing and delivering relevant procedures, data privacy training and awareness materials, as well as tools, templates, resources and guidance materials
Lead or participate in complex or cross-functional privacy or data management/governance projects
Participate and assist in maintaining or updating HIPAA privacy program elements and related documentation
Build and maintain strong and trusted relationships with internal and external stakeholders, in particular with legal and business teams, and with clients and external counsel, as needed
Stay abreast of legal and regulatory developments including court decisions and HHS guidance related to the scope of the role
Effectively work with a team of data privacy and other legal professionals and business teams remotely, providing advice and guidance in an engaged, business focused and pragmatic manner
Actively foster and promote a privacy culture within the organization
Reports to: Compliance & Ethics Counsel Senior Manager, Data Privacy.
Other Key Relationships:
Legal, including Services Legal, Client & Contracting, Geographic Compliance & Corporate, and Government Relations, as well as external counsel
Information Security organization, including the Client Data Protection (CDP) program
Geographic leadership and key business leadership
Security consulting practice
Related subject matter experts (e.g. security professionals, government compliance, records retention managers, Data Privacy & Information Security Leads)
Privacy professionals at client and peer companies
Education and Required Experience:
J.D. or equivalent in law, business administration or information technology
Minimum 5 years of experience in a data privacy or information security practice in a global multinational company
CIPP, CIPM, CIPT, CISSP and/or CISM preferred
Additional Work Experience and Required Skills:
Expertise as an assessor, consultant or legal advisor in the area of data privacy and security
Project/program management and operational skills
Ability to think out of the box
Ability to work independently and collaboratively across various levels and teams
Experience with the management of a global data privacy program
Demonstrated experience of HIPAA and related laws and regulations advisory
Extensive experience with data privacy legal compliance or counselling
Knowledge of data protection laws related to security and protection of sensitive data
Experience in preparing and delivering trainings and presentations
Consistent verbal, written and interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels of management and staff
Good judgement skills
Team player with the ability to engage teams and encourage a collaborative environment
Adaptability to changing needs within the business
Limited travel required as needed (usually <10%).
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