Legal Counsel (Data Protection)
At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.
We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.
To provide high quality, commercially focused, value added advice to support the execution of key digital business strategies globally.
- Providing day to day legal support to the business on Digital business projects, seeking advice in local jurisdictions where appropriate and directly delivering GDPR/PECR/other data protection advice
- Reviewing, negotiating, drafting and advising on data protection issues and data protection clauses in commercial agreements including arrangements with tech and social media companies, IT agreements, services agreements and marketing agreements
- Advising on GDPR-related and PECR-related matters including cookies compliance, direct marketing, personalisation and online marketing and targeting, security breach reporting, privacy impact assessments, data subject rights requests, data transfers, data retention and GDPR compliance in business-as-usual projects (with a particular focus on marketing and online/digital activities)
- Obtaining local law advice on global data protection matters and advising the business accordingly
- Qualified solicitor with ~2-3PQE from a major firm
- Candidate should have specialised in data protection law upon qualification (either exclusively or a mixed commercial/data protection law background) and must have a strong knowledge of the GDPR, expertise and experience in Digital/online data privacy matters and a high level awareness of some other key data protection laws globally.
- Candidate should be able to operate with minimum supervision and in direct contact with internal clients and external partners/vendors.
- Experience in dealing with cross border matters involving working with foreign lawyers an advantage.
- Strong academic credentials essential
- Strong experience in data protection (specifically GDPR) and of Digital/online data privacy matters essential
- In-house experience preferable
- Knowledge of languages an advantage
Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.
Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || Leeds || CORPORATE AFFAIRS || CORPORATE - LEGAL || n/a ||