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Corporate Counsel, Privacy



London, UK
Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2024

Job Description:

Remitly is on a mission to transform the lives of immigrants and their families by providing the most trusted financial products and services on the planet. Since 2011, we have been tirelessly delivering on our promises to immigrants sending their hard earned money home. Today, we are reimagining international payments at scale and building new products to create deeper relationships with our customers and their loved ones across the globe. Join over 2,700 employees across 10 offices who are growing their careers while having a positive impact on people globally.

Remitly is registered as a Money Services Business in the U.S., Canada, EU, United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia. Each of these jurisdictions require, among other items, that Remitly maintain a comprehensive Risk and Compliance Program.

About the Role:

Remitly is looking for an experienced Privacy Counsel who will report to the Senior Corporate Counsel of Data Privacy to support our Legal Privacy team. As a Privacy Counsel, you will contribute to the implementation of a centralized global privacy program that strives to fulfill our Privacy program vision of bringing peace of mind to our customers by handling their information with transparency and respect. Your role will involve a high degree of collaboration with members of our Legal, Privacy, InfoSec, Operations, Compliance, HR and other teams.

You Will:

  • Support the Privacy team with its implementation and maintenance of Remitly’s Global Privacy Program.

  • Provide strategic legal advice, counsel on relevant laws, national guidelines, codes and best practices in relation to data protection / privacy.

  • Review, draft and negotiate a variety of documents including, but not limited to, data protection agreements, privacy impact assessments, vendor agreements, and internal policies.

  • Assist with the maintenance of our Records of Processing Activities (RoPAs) and data mapping efforts.

  • Collaborate with Information Security, Engineering, and Privacy teams to support the development of tools and resources to further embed privacy into local processes.

  • Provide support for responses to Data Subject Requests (‘DSRs’) and support Incident Management.

  • Assist in the development of innovative solutions to streamline and simplify privacy policies and processes.

  • Assist with regular horizon scanning to keep up to date on key developments in data protection.

You Have:

  • Expertise in global privacy laws, with an emphasis on GDPR, including frameworks and standards relied on by regulatory bodies.

  • A law degree from a leading law school and a license to practice law in either England & Wales or Republic of Ireland.

  • 3-5 years of data protection / privacy experience, preferably in-house.

  • Business judgment and ability to assess legal risk while providing practical advice.

  • Superior relationship management and operational experience, analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Superior written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

  • The ability to translate complex requirements into discrete tasks.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CIPP/E certification

  • Experience with payments, financial services, technical data, and/or privacy regulation.

  • Experience with data privacy tools

  • Experience with or familiarity of NIST-P framework

Our Benefits:

  • Unlimited paid time off, subject to approval

  • Great compensation package

  • Health insurance

  • Commuter benefit

  • Learn and development benefits (3000+ free online courses available)

  • Corridor Travel Benefit Reimbursement

We are committed to nondiscrimination across our global organization and in all of our business operations. Employment is determined based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identification and expression, marital status, military status or status as an honorably discharge/veteran, pregnancy (including a woman's potential to get pregnant, pregnancy-related conditions, and childbearing), sexual orientation, age (40 and over), national origin, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, physical, mental, or sensory disability (including the use of a trained dog guide or service animal), HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C status, genetic information, status as an actual or perceived victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other protected class as established by law.

Remitly is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.