Legal Counsel - Global Privacy / Data Protection / Datenschutz (m/f/d) - Limited 12 months

Herzogenaurach | Germany | Legal / SEA


Provide advice on privacy legal matters, and support the business with various projects involving personal data processing in particular where employee, applicant and other corporate data is concerned. Support the Privacy Team with various projects, and implementation of the Global Privacy Management Policy.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide advice and consultation on various business projects involving personal data with emphasis in the corporate area;
  • Draft and review processes, privacy notices and consent statements to reflect privacy obligations by working closely with appropriate business stakeholders;
  • Draft and negotiate data protection agreements (controller-controller; controller-proessor);
  • Support and respond to privacy queries and complaints;
  • Research and stay knowledgeable of latest privacy legal developments from courts, regulators, and industry bodies;
  • Embrace accountability for privacy through standardized and reusable privacy advice and conversion into demonstrable evidence;
  • Support the Director Global Corporate Privacy implementing various privacy initiatives to advance organizational compliance with the Global Privacy Management Policy;
  • Contribute to the achievement of corporate privacy team strategy;
  • Support in the driving of an ethics and compliance culture; and
  • Support in the implementation of initiatives and efficient processes, in close co-ordination with other legal and assurance functions.

Knowledge, Capabilites and Experience

  • Strong knowledge of privacy law (particularly German BDSG, and GDPR), privacy principles, and privacy compliance frameworks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English and German)
  • Language requirements (verbal and written): English (Business Fluent) and German (Business Fluent). Other language skills a bonus
  • Experience and knowledge in digital commerce, and digital technologies
  • Creative thinker with great attention to detail, and ability to innovate and collaborate
  • Enthusiastic, resourceful, and represents the value of integrity
  • Meticulous, and able to prioritise and meet demanding deadlines
  • Experience with or at least an open mind for lean principles and a digital environment
  • Value our people behaviors: Creativity, Collaboration and Confidence


  • Law degree and bar qualification
  • 2+ years in privacy law (or 4+ years in IT and/or TMT law)
  • Previous experience with in-house legal teams focusing on digital activities a plus
  • Privacy qualifications a plus
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The Facts

Jobtitle Legal Counsel - Global Privacy / Data Protection / Datenschutz (m/f/d) - Limited 12 months
Team Legal / SEA
Brand adidas
Location Herzogenaurach
Country Germany
Number 187855
Position Type Temp
Date Dec-18, 2018
Relocation yes

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