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Privacy and Commercial Counsel



London, UK
Posted on Friday, August 26, 2022
<p> <span style="font-weight:400;">Via is using technology to transform transportation around the world. From changing a single person’s daily commute to reducing humanity’s collective environmental footprint — we’ve got huge goals.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">As a</span> <strong> Privacy and Commercial Counsel</strong> <span style="font-weight:400;">, you will lead the development of our privacy programs, collaborate to further build global guidelines and playbooks, engage in complex contractual negotiations, and act as an escalation point on challenging data protection and privacy matters. While privacy and data protection will be your main focus, you will also use your sound business and legal judgment to guide our commercial teams so we can pursue our growth. This is a senior role reporting into the General Counsel, EMEA in which you will interact with some of our most senior executives across the organization.</span> </p> <p> <em> <span style="font-weight:400;">This role can be based in London, Paris, Amsterdam, or Berlin.</span> </em> </p> <p> <strong>What You’ll Do:</strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Lead on strategic aspects of privacy laws and their applicability to Via’s operations and commercial agreements</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Advise on key privacy and data protection risks and devise effective risk minimisation strategies and compliance initiatives</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Advise on, and negotiate, complex data protection/privacy provisions within major commercial agreements</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Working closely with members of the global Legal team, further develop privacy templates and playbooks for commercial transactions globally, and act as a source of expertise for privacy and data protection issues in the team</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Collaborate across the Legal, Security, Business and Engineering teams to design and implement enhancements to our global privacy compliance program, to embed global privacy best practices, standards and guidance, as well as to manage incident response processes</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Draft, review, and negotiate a fast-growing pipeline of complex and innovative SaaS (Software as a Service) and related agreements, with a wide variety of public and private sector customers</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Actively help the legal team scale and increase efficiency across geographies</span></li> </ul> <p> <strong>Who You Are:</strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">6+ years of experience at a top-tier law firm, or in-house, or a combination of the two</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience advising on privacy and data protection, with an understanding of key global privacy regimes, in particular in Europe (CIPP qualification not required, but nice to have)</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience negotiating complex commercial contracts</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Strong drafting, analytical, and critical thinking skills as well as commercial acumen</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Fully fluent and able to draft contracts in English</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Qualified lawyer in the UK or in an EU jurisdiction or significant experience working as a lawyer these jurisdictions</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Fluent in English and ideally one of the following languages: French, German, Dutch, Spanish or Italian</span></li> </ul> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">We’re Via, and we build technology that changes the way the world moves. We pioneered the TransitTech category to ensure that the future of transportation is shared, dynamic public mobility — the kind that reduces carbon emissions across congested cities, minimizes reliance on private cars, and provides everyone with accessible, efficient, and affordable ways of getting around.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">With the addition of Remix into our portfolio, we created the first end-to-end TransitTech solution for cities and transit agencies, offering world-class software, service design, and operational expertise to fundamentally improve the way the world moves.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">Via was founded with the guiding principle that we go further when we go together. We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles. All backgrounds, identities, and voices are welcomed and celebrated at Via.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">Ready to join the ride?</span> </p> <p> <em> <span style="font-weight:400;">Via is an equal opportunity employer.</span> </em> </p>
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