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Compliance & Ethics Counsel Manager, Data Privacy

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00660030


- Job description

Organization: Corporate Functions:Legal & Commercial Services 
Location: negotiable


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People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.


Legal and Commercial Services professionals deliver and coordinate legal, contract and commercial advice and counsel in support of Accenture's or our clients' business, working to manage and mitigate risk and ensure ethical behavior and compliance with laws and company policies.   


Job Description:


The Compliance & Ethics Counsel Manager, Data Privacy is a full-time manager role to be filled by a qualified lawyer with at least 5-7 years’ relevant experience in the data privacy (DP) field.  The role is part of the Data Privacy team in Legal with a focus on supporting our Strategic Initiatives – primarily, data privacy compliance risk assessments including U.S. HIPAA and security risk assessment work. Project management is key to the role as the majority of the tasks in Strategic Initiatives comes with a strong project focus.


The role reports to a Compliance & Ethics Counsel Senior Manager, Data Privacy. Individuals with relevant data privacy/HIPAA experience at a multinational company in the technology, IT or security sector are preferred. CIPP professional certification(s) or equivalents are preferred.


Core responsibilities


The role will focus on project management and data privacy advice for Strategic Initiative projects (which among others comprise data privacy risk assessments and projects implementing new and changing legal requirements, often across countries). It also encompasses providing subject matter expertise and support to global business and corporate functions in respect of projects. Expertise related to U.S. HIPAA and relevant guidance, driving regular HIPAA Security Risk Assessments and supporting the execution of Business Associate Agreements will be part of the role. Collaboration with and provision of legal guidance to various of our legal, security, and business teams is essential.


Specified Duties Include:

  • Help strategize and drive Accenture’s data privacy risk assessment processes and projects on regional and global scale
  • Special focus on the HIPAA security risk assessment and maintenance of Accenture’s HIPAA security program
  • Serve as a point of contact for HIPAA related inquiries for Legal, Information Security and other U.S. corporate functions, and respond to support requests related to HIPAA compliance
  • Work with the other DP team roles on global DP initiatives and projects and support the development or improvement of tools and processes for the review of new internal projects and offerings; embed privacy by design methodology into relevant business processes
  • Support the development and implementation of the global data privacy program
  • Stay abreast of legal and regulatory developments related to data privacy and HIPAA, including public policy, regional data privacy regulation and standards that potentially impact Accenture’s ability to comply with local DP requirements
  • Develop and deliver relevant privacy training and market relevant intelligence with/to relevant stakeholders
  • Maintain a professional network with data privacy staff at client and peer companies and law firms
  • Actively foster and promote a DP culture within the organization
  • Be able to speak knowledgably on DP and HIPAA to client facing and internal teams as well as at external conferences and events.
Basic Qualifications:
  • J.D. or equivalent
  • Admitted to practice law
  • Minimum of 5 years’ qualification in global data privacy law and practice in a global company, preferably in technology and IT sector or security/information security
Preferred Qualifications:
  • CIPP, CIPM, CIPT, CISSP and/or CISM preferred
  • Data Privacy and Data Security Expertise
  • Strong project/ program management and operational skills
  • Experience with the management of global data privacy programs
  • Demonstrated command of HIPAA, data privacy and related laws and regulations; extensive experience with data privacy legal compliance or counselling;
  • Experience or knowledge in data protection laws related to security, protection of sensitive data
Professional Skills:
  • Ability to think out of the box
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively across various levels
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and work effectively remotely and within a global team; Experience in preparing and delivering trainings
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Confidence and credibility in dealing with internal management, senior personnel at client and peer companies, outside counsel, data privacy regulators, and industry bodies;
  • Ability to consistently apply good judgment;
  • Adapts nimbly to changing needs within the business
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture. 

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
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