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Associate General Counsel, Privacy at Gap Inc.

Gap Inc.


Senior Level

San Francisco, CA, USA

Not defined

07 Sep → 07 Oct


Job Description

Our brands bridge the gaps we see in the world. Old Navy democratizes style to ensure everyone has access to quality fashion at every price point. Athleta unleashes the potential of every woman, regardless of body size, age or ethnicity. Banana Republic believes in sustainable luxury for all. And Gap inspires the world to bring individuality to modern, responsibly made essentials.

This simple idea—that we all deserve to belong, and on our own terms—is core to who we are as a company and how we make decisions. Our team is made up of thousands of people across the globe who take risks, think big, and do good for our customers, communities, and the planet. Ready to learn fast, create with audacity and lead boldly? Join our team.

The Associate General Counsel, Privacy plays a critical role in the enablement of the changing face of retail. This position is responsible for the overall leadership and legal strategy of key enterprise programs focused on privacy, data security and information management in collaboration with our global legal teams. This includes providing strategic counsel on customer and employee data practices and policies, vendor and technology agreements and the company’s e-commerce, mobile and omni-channel strategies, as well as serving as a key leader in ensuring compliance with laws such as GDPR and CCPA and managing incident response processes. The role will work proactively with our digital, IT, and marketing teams on new approaches to reach our customers. This leader will work closely with the information security, digital and web, internal audit, and corporate security teams and requires expertise in data privacy in order to handle complex issues in a variety of contexts. This position will lead a team focused on privacy, data security and information management related projects in the legal and compliance space and be expected to interact with and influence senior level business partners, including c-suite leaders and the CISO.

Notice to applicants in San Francisco: Gap Inc. and its related brands will consider for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. The Fair Chance Ordinance is provided here: English Spanish Chinese Tagalog

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we’ve been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Humans Rights Campaign for the fourteenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2019 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second year in a row.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for evolving privacy strategy and developing Gap Inc.’s next stage privacy program, develop and communicate policies and practices, perform risk assessments, monitor ongoing compliance in coordination with other compliance and operational assessment functions, and oversee the intersection of data privacy and data security, in collaboration with the information security team.
  • Counsel marketing and product teams on privacy implications for new products and features, including in the areas of e-commerce, privacy engineering, and direct and performance advertising.
  • Work proactively with our product and digital teams on new ways to engage our customers.
  • Advise on potential business impact of proposed changes to U.S. and international privacy and data security laws and regulations. Review collection use and transfers of user data and draft privacy policies and disclosures.
  • Creatively build upon and drive awareness around privacy and data security issues, including developing and delivering training.
  • Develop training and awareness programs to ensure senior leadership and relevant business partners are aware of data privacy obligations.
  • Oversee programs to manage lifecycle of corporate information from collection, use, storage, sharing and archiving.
  • Participate as leader in the Global Legal Department sharing best practices, knowledge and resources across the internal community.

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor or LLM from an accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in the U.S.

  • 12+ years’ experience, preferably in a corporate legal department, with substantial focus on consumer and employee privacy and data security legal and compliance issues.

  • Experience building and/or leading corporate privacy and data security program.

  • Experience with online, mobile, social networking and digital technology issues.

  • Technical/systems background and/or an ability to work with technology and translate complex technology concepts to business partners.

  • Demonstrated collaboration skills including building strong business partnerships along with achieving results.

  • Experience in a consumer-facing, innovative company a plus.

  • Experience effectively leading, managing and developing team.

  • Demonstrated collaboration skills including building strong business partnerships along with achieving results.

Benefits/What We offer

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.

  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*

  • Employees can take up to five “on the clock” hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*

  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee’s base pay.*

  • Employee stock purchase plan.*

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*

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