Senior Privacy Counsel

Posted Apr 21

The Western Digital’s Ethics and Compliance Privacy Team has an exciting opportunity for an experienced privacy attorney. This role involves advising clients on various legal risks and obligations under global data privacy laws and best practices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support cross-functional, global privacy initiatives across the company
  • Provide day-to-day privacy support that includes assessing data privacy risks and advising on compliance strategies and solutions
  • Assess and advise on privacy matters related to supplier and other strategic partner relationships
  • Evaluate, draft, and negotiate data privacy contract provisions with suppliers, customers and other third parties
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to develop data maps, conduct data protection impact assessments, and create/maintain accurate and auditable records of processing activities for the Company’s data activities
  • Help define and drive data privacy policy and practices across Western Digital
  • Monitor and evaluate relevant legal, regulatory and policy developments for potential impact and assist in the development of internal policy positions
  • Drive awareness across Western Digital to promote and facilitate privacy and data protection compliance and best practices.
  • Respond to internal and external privacy and data protection inquiries



  • JD degree from accredited law school
  • Five or more years of privacy work experience either in a law firm or in-house legal department
  • Privacy certification (e.g., CIPP/US, CIPP/E, CIPT, CIPM)
  • Strong knowledge of global privacy and data security requirements, particularly CCPA/CPRA, GDPR,PIPL, and PIPEDA
  • Experience drafting and negotiating Data Processing Agreements
  • Experience developing and conducting general and role-specific privacy trainings
  • Experience advising clients on international privacy regulations and requirements
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills including in a global and cross-cultural environment
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and interact comfortably and effectively with people in various roles and levels

Misc Info For This Position:

Remote Mix: 100% Remote

Position Level: Senior

Job Type: Full-Time

Regional Restrictions: USA Only

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Western Digital

San Jose,CA
United States


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