Bank of the West – Counsel – Data Protection and Privacy
Major, Lindsey & Africa
September 10, 2018
San Francisco, California
Full Time - Experienced
0-5 years experience
Provides legal counsel to the Bank’s business units and support functions on all aspects of data protection and privacy, including satisfying legal requirements to ensure the security and confidentiality of customer information and protect against unauthorized access, issuing appropriate privacy notice disclosures about the Bank’s use of customer information and information sharing practices, complying with applicable regulatory and industry guidance to promote data security, and satisfying legal requirements in the event of a data compromise. Has in-depth knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding data protection and privacy.
Provide legal advice regarding all issues concerning privacy, data protection, data-sharing, and information systems
Serve as lead attorney to support activities of the Bank’s Information Security team, and closely collaborate with the Bank’s support functions on privacy-related issues
Advise on privacy and data security-related provisions of third party contracts
Advise on potential application of EU and other cross-border data security laws to the Bank’s activities
Work with the Bank’s Security, Corporate Compliance, Risk, Information Technology, HR Departments in responding to any federal or state regulatory investigations concerning privacy-related matters
Monitoring newly enacted privacy laws and regulations, including participating in regulatory development impact assessments, and advising the business units on best practices to comply with legal and regulatory requirements
Ensure that corporate data collection, storage and protection programs are consistent and comply with legal requirements
Advise on privacy policies for Bank activities, ensuring adoption of industry best practices
Advise on the sharing of confidential supervisory information (CSI)
Advise on the sufficiency of cybersecurity insurance
Advise on notification and other obligations in connection with security and privacy incidents and incident response programs
Advise the business units on physical security standards under the FFIEC Guidance and applicable federal laws
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
Thorough knowledge of federal privacy and data protection laws, including the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and other federal financial privacy laws, the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and general familiarity with state data breach notification laws
4+ years’ experience providing legal counsel on data protection and privacy-related laws and regulations
Experience with providing legal support to business units which may be impacted by European Union data protection and privacy laws
Business-oriented professional with the ability to suggest practical and innovative solutions around legal issues in support of strategic business initiatives and objectives
Candidate must be a member of the California State Bar or otherwise qualified to practice law in California as registered in-house counsel
Excellent academic and employment credentials
Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to communicate with multiple levels within an organization
Keeps informed of legislative and regulatory proposals related to privacy or data protection
A high-level of professionalism and business judgment
Experience with vendor relationship management and contract negotiations
Experience with technology solutions or systems used to safeguard privacy and data protection
Experience in a dynamic in-house environment
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer – Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.
Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.
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